Over the past weeks and months we have been closely working with the furniture manufacturers to maintain supply. Demand has been unprecedented due to large numbers of homeworking requests. Until 24th March, all manufacturers were operating normally. Due to the UK Governments advice regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic, some of our manufacturers had been forced to close their manufacturing processes with no prior notice but most are now returning to near normal service. Lead times on products may, therefore, vary from the lead times quoted for a limited period and existing orders may take longer than expected. We will do our best to update on existing orders but accurate status info may not be readily available on all individual orders as it is a constantly changing scenario. Any existing orders will take priority now that the factories have resumed production.
We are now back in the office full time but demand is exceptional so please bear with us. If we do not answer the office phone immediately, we will respond to your message very quickly. As well as our Stock Chairs, we also have a Quickship Furniture section which is accessible from the homepage. These products are faster delivery items to help with homeworking and are updated daily. We have also added sanitiser products to this section. Please note the lead times stated on each individual product page. With the Coronavirus Pandemic expected to last for some time, we expect the demand for chairs and desks to remain very high, beyond the movement restrictions. We are very well placed to assist with you requirements during this very difficult situation.
Current manufacturers operating normally:
- Humanscale (quicker delivery chairs for homeworkers)
- Boss Design
- Herman Miller (with extended lead times on some products)
- All items on our Quickship page including Sit Stand Desks
- Elite Office Furniture
We will update this bulletin on a daily basis. Please stay safe!
OFS (updated 10th July 2020 – 16:20)