Gareth Fry
Gareth Fry, managing director of Statiflo. Photo courtesy of SharpShot Pictures.

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Statiflo builds up UK stocks of static mixers as Brexit nears

Engineering company Statiflo is building up UK stocks of static mixers in response to customer demand from across Britain and internationally as Brexit approaches.

The move enables Macclesfield-headquartered Statiflo to speed up delivery times for customers globally in key markets such as water and wastewater treatment, chemical processing, pulp and paper, food and drink, pharmaceuticals, marine and packaging.

Statiflo managing director Gareth Fry said holding substantial stocks of its S-Type static mixers in the UK means the company is better-placed to meet urgent customer requirements, especially taking into account any uncertainty with Brexit on the horizon and the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on many sectors.

Orders and inquiries for Statiflo’s S-Type mixers are on the rise, especially from the UK and territories such as Europe and Asia-Pacific.

They are also increasingly in demand in emerging and developing economies where static mixing technology has not typically been used in the past but is now being adopted more and more.

The mixers come in stainless steel and UPVC and are available in a range of sizes, from 1“ NB/DN25 through to 4“ NB/DN100.

Statiflo has also begun accepting credit cards as a payment option.

Gareth said: “Historically, we have shipped our S-Type static mixers from our German office.

“While we are confident that Brexit will create new international trading opportunities for Statiflo, we are also mindful that it could result in increased lead times for mixers due to be shipped to some destination countries.

“At the same time, we are aware that Covid-19 has led to a number of sectors being impacted, with staff furloughed or off work due to contracting the virus or self-isolating.

“This has meant those assuming responsibility for projects have been seeking to reduce lead times for the delivery of many types of process equipment, including static mixers, to minimise any further delays.

“We have therefore decided to introduce substantial stock levels at our UK headquarters to speed up delivery times in the event of any disruption caused by Brexit or the pandemic.

“This benefits existing customers involved in projects which require replacement mixers at short notice, as well as new customers ordering our mixers for the first time.

“The move has been welcomed by clients worldwide across a number of sectors, as they know we have stock available and are able to ship our mixers to many locations as quickly as overnight.”

He added: “For customers in territories where static mixing is an emerging technology, having standardised S-Type stock available directly from us in the UK will be of great benefit.

“It’s a cost-effective option to introduce them to the advantages of static mixers, rather than needing to have them custom-made.”

Statiflo, which has subsidiaries in the US and Germany, is a world leader in the design and distribution of motionless mixing technology, including static mixers, gas dispersion systems and other process equipment.

It exports to more than 80 countries and earlier this year was recognised for its international trading success by being named by the Department for International Trade as an Export Champion for the Northern Powerhouse region.

In addition to the water and wastewater treatment, chemical processing, pulp and paper, food and drink, pharmaceuticals, marine and packaging sectors, Statiflo supplies industries including oil and gas, manufacturing and petrochemicals.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Statiflo .

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