Shower tray manufacturer, MX Group, has confirmed that a fire at its Tewkesbury manufacturing site damaged one of the three shower tray manufacturing units on the site. The other two units and the stock, which is stored in an adjoining warehouse on the site, escaped unscathed.
MX chairman, Bernard Robinson, said: “It’s disappointing and inconvenient when this sort of thing happens, and we apologise for the inevitable disruption that occurred in our dealings with our customers and suppliers. We continue to manufacture here on site and the substantial stock of shower trays we keep on site to fulfil orders escaped the fire totally undamaged, so we will continue to make deliveries.
“The fire not only took out one of the three shower tray factories, it took out all communications, computer networks and all of the electricity supply into Unit 2C, where the offices were based. We have relocated into temporary offices just down the road from the main site and we have a replacement computer network and communications equipment in place. Our electric showers, mixer valves, accessories and enclosure business are totally unaffected and it is only shower trays where we have a minor difficulty.”
The fire took place on the November 13 and by the following Monday afternoon, the MX team had worked to not only cleaned down the site, but wash, clean and prepare all of the moulds and were making ABS stone resin shower trays again.
MX plans to rebuild the damaged facility and return it to production as soon as is practical. The company has had all of the telephones diverted to the new offices, to ensure a full and efficient administration service.
Bernard said: “All of our staff have surpassed themselves with their efforts, loyalty and contributions. I am so proud of them all. We will be updating our website at least every other day to ensure we keep everyone up to speed with developments, but I’m confident that by the time this is being read, we will be back to pre-fire operations.”