UK: Air conditioning manufacturer Airedale International is prioritising orders for hospitals, pharmaceutical plants and data centres and telecoms infrastructures during a time of reduced capacity at its UK manufacturing plant.
Despite scaling back production to protect staff during the coronavirus pandemic, has put processes in place to help keep critical equipment cool.
“Due to the critical role our business plays in supporting UK and international key infrastructure, such as data centres, healthcare, energy, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals, it has been determined by the management team that Airedale International must continue to operate during this national emergency, albeit at a reduced capacity,” explained MD Anthony Cole.
“We are still seeing enquiries, receiving orders, making deliveries and fielding requests for commissioning, spare parts and technical support from industries which support everyday life for businesses and citizens. These industries must continue to operate at all costs during this unprecedented time and, as such, we have a responsibility to ensure the data centres that support their IT infrastructure can function effectively through our specialist air conditioning technology.
“Our engineers play an incredibly valuable role in keeping these systems afloat by ensuring these data centres continue to operate at increased levels through effective cooling methods. We’re acutely aware of the need for proactive and rapid issue resolution in these unprecedented times. We have retained all permanent staff, our order book is being managed day-by-day and we fully intend to scale up operations quickly and efficiently as soon as the government restrictions are lifted and the situation allows.”