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Runcorn business making 1.2m visors for NHS

A company whose specialist visors are typically used in military (laser warfare as well as chemical, biological and nuclear attack) and industrial settings as well as mine clearance, bomb disposal and riot protection have been called upon in the fight against Covid-19.

Supreme Visors is currently manufacturing 1.2m specialist visors to go into the PPE head shields for NHS Scotland. They were contacted in mid-March by a company who make protective head gear who had secured the order from NHS Scotland.

Owner of the business and engineer, Paul Ferguson, designed a new visor for the face shields over a weekend and production started in earnest with an extra shift laid on plus increasing production to six days a week.

The company were manufacturing 48,000 visors per day and produced 300,000 before they ran out of the raw material.

Whilst news of the RAF plane coming in from Hungary was reported this morning, they welcomed a beer lorry from France loaded with 16.5 tonnes of plastic from which they will start manufacturing a further 850,000 visors today.

The balance of the 1.2m order will be completed as new plastic is sourced in the coming weeks.

Commenting on the efforts being made to produce essential PPE, Paul Ferguson said, “We are delighted to be able to put our expertise to use to assist in the country’s fight against the pandemic.

“I can tell you that the team were relieved to see the lorry from France pull into our factory site this morning, albeit a bit strange that it was a beer lorry.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Charlotte Gribbin .

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