BOFA International, based in Poole, Dorset, is maintaining production of portable fume and dust extraction units, filters and spares so that businesses vital to the fight against coronavirus – including those in food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, health care products, safety equipment, and personal care items – can continue to operate as efficiently as possible.


Without effective extraction, production lines could become contaminated with dust and particulate and this would heighten the risk of manufacturing downtime just at the time when demand on key industry sectors has never been greater.


“As always, the safety of our people is our primary concern, but we also know that without our extraction systems, filters and spares, production lines in very important sectors could suffer disruption – and we need to help keep these vital supplies flowing,” said Tony Lockwood, Managing Director of BOFA.


“So, we have introduced new working practices for our manufacturing teams in line with Government and World Health Organisation advice to ensure their safety while continuing to deliver vital products to key customers in the UK and overseas. Most of our office and field-based staff are now working remotely, but we are committed to maintaining the production of core components to support those industries central to the national and indeed, global, effort.”


Despite these changes, BOFA is currently managing to adhere to normal lead times for orders for key sectors, but the company is monitoring the situation daily and will keep customers informed of any potential disruption.


“These are challenging times for everyone, but I’d like to thank my colleagues at BOFA for responding in such a positive way in ensuring that we play our part in keeping vital supplies moving.”