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Yeovil firm diversifies to produce bespoke plastic guards during pandemic

Yeovil-based Oakmount Control Systems Limited manufactures a wide range of bespoke automation equipment for diverse industries and is currently supporting food and pharmaceutical customers during the ongoing pandemic.

The company is using its existing resources to manufacture bespoke plastic guards to ensure that employees and customers maintain social distancing and stay safe in the workplace. 

Offering plastic guards for offices, manufacturing and shops is new for Oakmount Control Systems and a diversification of what they would normally offer.  And with the restarting of the construction and manufacturing sectors now being encouraged, they are looking to fill current capacity and open discussions on larger automation projects with both existing and new customers.

Stuart Harris, Business Development Manager for Automation and Industry at Oakmount, said: “Many companies are thinking about how they can help in the fight against the virus and equally how they can adjust to the COVID-19 situation with furlough, lockdown, work from home and a lighter order book.

“A lot has changed since the start of the year and it will change again as the country eases out of lockdown and heads into a new phase where companies will be working but social distancing measures will need to be maintained for an unknown amount of time.”

More information about Oakmount Control Systems can be found here.

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