Prototyping company deploys to help fight Coronavirus pandemic

ARRK SLS s140 Machine (800×600)

A design and manufacturing company based in Gloucester is the latest company to step up to support the UK’s response to beat Coronavirus – but it can’t say too much about what it’s been asked to do.

ARRK Europe, the Gloucester-based European prototyping division of global conceptual design and manufacturing specialist, ARRK, has responded swiftly to multiple calls from industry, government, health professionals and NHS.

A spokesman. for the company said: “After careful assessment of each request and always with the safety of our employees in mind – ARRK has started production from its Gloucester Technical Centre. Our team in Petersfield are also supporting the effort by releasing “essential industry” parts into the supply chain from existing stock to help in the fight against the pandemic.

The spokesman added: “We are so proud to be able to contribute to helping the country during these unprecedented times. We are equally proud and honoured to have a team of people who did not hesitate in stepping forward to support the effort and return to work to produce essential components into the supply chain. Credit to them and all those other workers across the various industry and public sectors.

In line with Government guidelines, ARRK’s staff, where feasible, are still working but remotely and all UK sites remain closed unless in support of essential emergency work required in the battle against Covid19.