Autac’s new Covid-19 working practices are helping to keep Britain firmly on the move.
Our cables have, in fact, played a key role in keeping supply moving around the UK and overseas for some 50 years. Whilst the intricacies of supply chain management may not typically capture a nation’s interest, recent scenes of empty supermarket shelves have brought into sharp focus its importance.
Autac’s operations are classed as “essential” business by Government, owing to our role in supporting our customers to fulfil their critical roles within the transport, commercial vehicle, military, security and energy sectors. Without our curly coil cables (which connect tractor unit and trailer), the commercial fleets of some of our major supermarkets would not be able to transport goods on time.
Our Managing Director, David Lowe, explains how we’ve stepped up to meet the increasingly urgent demand to keep supply chains moving around the UK and abroad,
“Operating under Covid-19 restrictions has presented a dual challenge: how to offer the team maximum protection whilst increasing production. We’ve addressed this by implementing a new split shift pattern, where each shift works alternate days across our manufacturing site and sales, technical and customer service teams.
“This of course means that we’ve had to adapt our communication channels accordingly, and we’re currently working to the crisis communications plan we devised in light of the present situation. It includes face-to-face briefings with staff who are present on the day, a recently implemented company What’s App group and updates to customers on how we’re adapting our operations; ensuring that all key stakeholders are kept up to date with the right information, at the right time, and from the right people.”