Everyone safe, contingency plan in place after vape factory fire

By Tim Aldred

14 Sep 2023

Vape Dinner Lady

Blackburn-based vaping products manufacturer Dinner Lady says it plans to increase production at its overseas facilities after its Shadsworth site was hit by a major fire.

The blaze took a reported ten fire engines to quell, though the company reported that all of its employees are safe and well.

Now it plans to ramp up production of e-liquids across its international network in order to minimise disruption to its customers.

A company statement read: "Following [Tuesday's] fire at Dinner Lady’s UK e-liquid manufacturing operation, we would like to re-assure our customers that our business operation is open and continuing as usual.

"Most importantly, we can report that no one was hurt in the fire and that all our members are safe and well, thanks to the actions of our headquarters team and the local fire and emergency rescue teams.

"As one the world’s leading e-liquid brands, Dinner Lady has a network of established manufacturing facilities located across multiple international centres which are in constant use and operation to support our UK facility. Currently, our team are engaged in moving production which would have been made in the UK to our other facilities, to minimise any potential disruption which may occur as a result of the fire.

"We anticipate that the majority of customers will not experience any change to their scheduled orders however some customers may experience interruption, and we will work with those impacted to ensure any disruption is mitigated efficiently. We are continuing to welcome new orders through our usual process.

"We are deeply moved by the many messages of support we have received overnight and we hope to be in touch with you very soon once we have visibility of the impacts of the incident."

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