UK: Airedale says that it expects to return to normal operating conditions soon following yesterdays fire at its air conditioning factory in Rawdon, Leeds.

With the fire now extinguished, the company reports that the early intervention of the fire service saved sizeable parts of the premises and has reassured staff that there will be no job losses as a result.

In a statement, the company said ‘Airedale expects to return to normal operating conditions within a rapid timeframe and wish to emphasise that field-based service and controls operations will be unaffected. We are still open for business to work with all of our partners in order to deliver best possible solutions. Data is secure and information systems accessible. Whilst the most critical areas of production have not been affected, contingency arrangements are being made for the main factory, warehouse and office operations.

Managing director, Clive Parkman, said “We are firmly committed to our employees, customers, suppliers and local residents, and are doing everything in our power to return to normal operations as quickly as possible. I would like to thank everyone for the support they have shown us during this difficult time, via phone, email and social media. It has been exceedingly well received.

“We are extremely proud of our very loyal and highly skilled workforce and I would like to reassure them that there will be no job losses as a result of the fire.”

 
Airedale is working with the West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service to ascertain the cause of the fire.