Veka Closes UK Operations - Covid-19 Review Planned in Three Weeks

Veka UK's factory has closed as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Sunday March 29 saw Veka UK suspend operations at it site in Burnley to 'stand with other manufacturers to preserve the lives and futures of our people, customers, suppliers and community'.

These are the words of MD, Dave Jones who continued: "We have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our operations in the UK from Sunday 29th March 2020 and will cease to make deliveries after Weds 25th."


 “We are proud to have continued to support our customers as we could, following Public Health England guidelines and setting up a home working network.”

– Dave Jones 

MD, Veka UK

Jones had recently announced he would be retiring as MD, after 26 years with the company, - at the end of December 2020 but retaining non-executive role. It is to be seen if Jones will temporarily suspend that decision which was taken to give the firm time to find a successor.


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Three-week review

"Almost all our customers are also preparing to close their doors as the country is urged to stay at home - and we no longer have a significant number of orders to fulfil," continued Jones.

"Due to the dynamic nature of the Pandemic, we do not know when we will be able to open our business once more but we will review this in three weeks in-line with government advice.

"When we do reopen, we will work hard to resume our normal level of service - but please be patient with us while we and you adjust.


Thank you for your support

"As soon as we have any new information, we will share this with you via our website and social media channels in the first instance.

"We thank you for your support and wish you health, wellness and safety during this challenging time. We cannot wait to work together in rebuilding our futures."

Picture: Veka UK's factory has closed as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
30th March 2020


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