25th March 2020:
We’re here to assure you that our plans to ensure continuity of business are in full effect during these unprecedented times. Our main priorities are to ensure the welfare of our employees and customers, with minimal disruption to our services.
Our team are working together effectively to combat the effects of COVID-19. We’re also working alongside our suppliers to ensure that we can continue to support you during these times.
Due to changing guidelines, we are implementing some further precautions:
• Our Trade Counter has been temporarily closed with immediate effect
• We have enforced strict social distancing at our premises. This includes procedures for deliveries we receive
• All staff that are able to work from home are now doing so
We will continue to take our responsibility to our employees and customer seriously and follow government guidance.
Our team appreciate your continued support and cooperation with us during this period of uncertainty. We will keep you posted with further updates.
17th March 2020
Here at ATE, we understand that you trust us to deliver your orders safely, efficiently and on time. Given the unfolding COVID-19 situation, we’re taking our responsibility of prioritising the wellbeing of both our employees and customers very seriously, following official guidance from the Government.
We aim to keep a “business as usual” status for the time being and have implemented a number of additional procedures to minimise risk and keep our employees and customer safe. These include increased awareness of regular handwashing, hand sanitiser and facial tissues provided to each employee and in our offices and warehouses.
Additionally, documented use of sanitisation wipes throughout the premises on worksurfaces and handles, maintenance of our air conditioning systems and use of disposable cups for the time being have been implemented. By cutting out unnecessary travel and utilising technology to enable remote working, we are confident that we’re doing everything we can to keep our employees safe as well as shelves stocked and our excellent service maintained.
We would also like to thank our employees for their efforts to keep disruption to a minimum in these unprecedented times.
Events are progressing quickly and so we will continue to monitor the situation to inform the decisions we make. Rest assured you will be updated and kept informed of any additional changes made, via email and on www.ate-uk.com.
Thanks again for your valued custom.
5th March 2020
The current situation is a matter of concern to all of us.
The World Health Organisation has declared that the outbreak of Covid-19 – commonly known as Coronavirus – constitutes a public health emergency of international concern (30th January 2020).
As part of our standard business proceedings, ATE constantly monitors our supply chain for any adverse factors which could potentially cause disruption for our customers. Despite the scale of the current outbreak, the potential risk presented by the Coronavirus falls within the scope of our existing supply chain management procedures and ATE can confirm that we have adequate procedures and polices in place to pre-empt and manage such situations.
At the time of this statement, sufficient stocks are in place to ensure our customers are not disrupted and that the supply remains unaffected. Immediate steps have been taken to further increase stocks of products that may potentially be affected in future as a precautionary measure.
Following a comprehensive risk review, ATE do not envisage any disruption for the supply of ATE products as a result of Coronavirus. This situation is being kept under constant review and customers will be notified at the earliest opportunity of any disruption to products. In the unlikely event this becomes an issue, suitable alternatives will be recommended wherever possible.
For the most recent statements and updates from ATE relating to Coronavirus, please check this page.