Westminster Group, the Banbury-based leading supplier of managed services and technology-based security solutions worldwide, has said that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has seen demand for its fever screening equipment rising on an unprecedented scale. the company, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, has previously deployed during epidemics such as Ebola and Bird Flu to various countries around the world.
So far in 2020 the company has dealt with more than 500 enquiries from all over the world for fever detection and associated equipment, resulting in sales of approximately $720,000 USD, by comparison the company had no such enquiries in 2019.
From the outset of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Westminster said that it established contingency plans, processes and put policies in place to limit, as much as possible, any impact on its people, customers and operations. The company said: “Thankfully, to date we have only suffered minor disruption to our travel and activities. Our West African airport operations have not yet suffered any downturn; indeed, passenger numbers continue to be at record levels. We continue to monitor the situation accordingly.”
The company says it is currently handling an average of 28 enquiries per day and its teams are working hard to support customers, particularly with the potential disruption to supply chains and demand exceeding its suppliers manufacturing capacity in certain items.
Westminster has supplied fever detection equipment to countries across the world, including Hong Kong, Iraq, Israel and the USA. It has also receive a contract to provide advanced fever detection solutions to a multinational energy corporation for screening people entering their facilities worldwide.