Ice machine maker Scotsman has confirmed that its Italian and Chinese factories are working as normal and is confident that the supply of product won’t be unaffected.
This week, the Italian government enforced a lockdown across the country in a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus.
Scotsman has confirmed that all its staff are safe and well and that production at the factory is unaffected.
The lockdown restrictions still allow the population to go to work, and the factory is permitted to ship and deliver goods as usual.
The working environment in the Scotsman factory is a safe area due to its very strict sanitation procedures. In addition, all finished products are disinfected before being despatched.
Meanwhile the Scotsman factory in China has resumed manufacturing, following the all-clear from the Chinese authorities.
Currently it is running at 75% capacity and the company is supplying all orders in a timely fashion.
China has imposed stringent operational safety and hygiene procedures on all businesses and Scotsman has taken what it describes as ‘extreme measures’ to ensure all its products are contamination-free.
As in Italy, all finished products are disinfected before dispatch from the factory.
“Scotsman has worked very hard to minimise the impact of the Covid 19 virus on its customers around the world,” said David Rees, marketing manager of Hubbard Systems, which markets the Scotsman range in the UK.
“Their commitment means we can assure our UK partners and customers not only that there is a ready stock of Scotsman products available, but also that we will continue to be able to supply machines and spares as we move into the busy summer months.”