Continued Growth Despite Brexit
Donghua Limited, the UK arm of one of China’s largest chain manufacturers, is expecting minimal impact for their customers post the Brexit deadline on 29th March 2019.
The Midlands based company, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, has a 25,000 square foot warehouse in Wolverhampton which is kept well-stocked with weekly container deliveries from China.
Bob Wellsbury, managing director, says: “A small number of our UK stockists and OEMs have approached us about Brexit and we have reassured them that, in the main, it will be business as usual as we foresee minimal issues with the continued supply of our standard chain products within the UK.”
The manufacturing headquarters in China have organised weekly shipments of chain to the UK for the last 10 years so we are well versed with the timescales and logistics involved and we manage our stock-levels accordingly.
Our network of Product Partners who are either product specialists (eg conveyor chain) or geographically focused (eg Scotland and Republic of Ireland) carry large stocks of chain and can continue to fulfil their end-user customer orders.
Our warehouse in Wolverhampton is three times the size it was three years ago enabling us to fulfil our Stockists’ requirements for standard chain.
The engineering and tooling facilities within our UK workshop means we can build bespoke and special Attachment chain in-house.
We will remain compliant with existing ISO quality and safety standards and will update these, as required.
Bob concluded: “Despite all the doom and gloom in the media, we see a strong market for chain within the UK. We continue to add to our product range with the recent expansion of UK stock of Pintle chain & attachments, and we have extended our portfolio of ancillary products such as Chain Lube and Chain Tools. We have further plans for our workshop and continue to welcome new stockists to our growing network across the UK.”
If customers have any concerns or queries please contact Bob Wellsbury on 01902 866 200.