How Can Speedy Support Manufacturing?
As the UK begins on its roadmap towards ending the national lockdown, industries across the UK have been looking towards their plan for reopening. Some industries have been effectively placed on hold since March 2020, while others have continued to operate under new rules, restrictions and guidelines for practice.
An industry that has continued throughout the UK’s lockdown is the manufacturing industry. Demand for goods and retail has reigned supreme throughout the government’s ‘stay-at-home’ motif, with online shopping reaching new heights of 22 billion monthly visits in June 2020 – the most on record.
This demand has naturally meant that the manufacturing industry as a whole has continued to operate despite restrictions imposed by the UK government. Speedy Freight has continued to provide support to the manufacturing industry throughout COVID-19, whether providing Just-In Time production line assistance, urgent supply drop-offs, or assisting in the movement of supplies between sites.
Speedy Freight has continued to support the manufacturing industry throughout these restrictions, in particular with international import/export issues which have arisen due to Brexit. Issues with international transport were all-too-common in the last few months of 2020 and beginning of 2021, as the UK transitioned from being in the EU on the 1st January this year. EORI numbers and commodity codes are just some of the changes to transporting goods in and out of the UK, to and from the EU – check out our complete list of how to prepare for Brexit here.
A specific area of manufacturing witnessing a rise in demand in recent months has been furniture manufacturing; with more people spending time at home, there has been an increase in demand for new furniture – accompanying the general rise of home interior and decor renovation! This trend looks set to continue with the proposed reopening of restaurants and non-essential retail outlets in April of this year.
With many establishments like bars, restaurants and eateries set to reopen, businesses are looking ahead to on-premise operations once again. For new businesses and those which were due to undergo refurbishment in 2020, joiners and furniture manufacturers can expect an uptick in enquiries and bookings ahead of the public’s return in just a few months. To get ahead for 2021, it’s time to start planning your courier support for manufacturing – and Speedy’s here to help.
Speedy Freight is experienced in all areas of providing courier support for the manufacturing and furniture manufacturing industries. Whether your organisation is looking ahead to reopening, trying to juggle existing demand or experiencing a stopped supply chain emergency, Speedy Freight is here to help. Our access to a 4,000 vehicle-strong-fleet means that we can offer specialised vehicles for the movement of practically any goods, which makes us perfect for such a varied industry. No matter what you’re producing, Speedy Freight can help to ship it out to retailers or provide drop-offs to regional fulfilment hubs. In addition to our retail support, Speedy Freight can move manufacturing equipment like conveyor belts and large machinery. Speedy can cope with abnormal or bulky loads, too; offering our flatbed services to move irregular or large shipments to our 13.5 metre long Artic Truck, which can support over 24,000kg in weight! Whatever you need moving, Speedy Freight is the courier to call.
We know that manufacturing courier needs can arise at any time; which is why our experienced administrative teams operate 24/7, 365 – offering Status Tracking so you can keep an eye on the progress of your goods. Our reliable same-day and next-day delivery means you won’t have to wait a second longer than necessary to get your systems moving again, and thanks to our 60 hubs across the UK, you’ll know you’re getting the Speediest service available by selecting your local branch.
Speak to Speedy Freight today, and find out more about your manufacturing courier support in 2021.