John Cunningham, International Sales Director at JET PRESS, reflects on how the company is trying to help worldwide manufacturers of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the fight against COVID-19.
Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic has been a major challenge for every business on the planet. Like many other companies, JET PRESS has also had to change the way we work in order ensure continuity of supply to all of our customers in critical industries.
Since this pandemic began, the medical industry has been the one sector that has needed us to react the quickest to changes in demand and with help in supporting new product developments. Massive increased demand for certain medical products has called for innovation and flexibility and we have shipped thousands of fasteners across the globe in just hours sometimes, in order to keep our customers manufacturing.
Plastic Fasteners for Medical Face Masks and Visors
Demand for plastic rivets has exploded. This is because they can be used on Medical Face Masks and Shields. Clearly, the need for face protection has grown massively in just a few weeks and JET PRESS has been helping many companies, worldwide, to bring new products to market in record time.
High Levels of Stock
JET PRESS has never been shy in holding stock and this has been of great use to our customers at this difficult time. When other suppliers of plastic fasteners have run out of components, JET PRESS has been able to step in and to supply Self-Piercing Snap Rivets, Mini Rivets and Ratchet Rivets from our extensive range of plastic clips for medical applications.
JET PRESS is fortunate to have a network of trusted international distributors. Many of these companies have represented us in overseas markets for many years and have a high level of expertise in advising and recommending fasteners.
In the USA, TLC Geltron can offer the full range of plastic fasteners for medical face masks and face shields. In the first instance, North American customers should contact Trina Cordello, who will be able to provide samples and pricing on all of the products that JET PRESS supplies to the medical industry.
In Europe, customers can contact me directly for pricing and technical support. As well as having extensive stock located at our European distribution headquarters in Nottinghamshire, we also have distributors in most countries who are able to offer local expertise.