Following government guidelines in March, Langver Engineering who design and manufacture ratchet tensioners for curtainsider trailers, took the decision to halt production at their Thirsk facility.

Having closely monitored developments, the organisation has now implemented measures to allow production to commence and ensure their products are available to support the transport industry to which they supply their products to 90% of the UK market.

Scott Taylor, joint managing director, said: “We have been impressed at how well the transport and logistics industry have responded to the crisis, adapting methods to ensure they are able to continue to deliver essential products. Having reviewed our supply chain, we have taken the decision to resume production in order to keep up with demand and support the industry.”

Langver Engineering are industry leaders in the manufacture of curtainsider tensioners and employ 26 people at their facility in North Yorkshire. Offering a core range of products as well as customisation options they are able to supply bespoke products to suit the market.

Claire Matten, joint managing director, added: “We are closely following government advice and have returned with a skeleton staff of just eight members of our team, whilst those who can work from home, continue to do so. Due to our method of combining skilled tradesmen with high tech machinery, we are able to practice social distancing throughout our operation in order to protect the health of our employees.”

In addition to their core products, Langver engineering have adapted their production to meet the needs of other businesses who have struggled to source products internationally.

Andrew Errington, director at Dalton Engineering said: “We source and supply products to the farming industry throughout the UK. We have experienced difficulties sourcing some products and Langver Engineering have been able to help us. Although they don’t usually produce the items we require, their level on expertise alongside their skill and innovative machinery has meant they have been able to respond efficiently to our needs and supply products we would usually source abroad.”

The team at Langver Engineering are encouraging industries that are struggling to source steel products to contact them for short term support.

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