Wham doubles production of PPE parts

Altham-based What More UK has doubled its production of PPE parts, up from 60,000 per week to 120,000.

The company is part of a nationwide effort to support the NHS and ensure it has access to all the equipment it requires in the fight against the coronavirus.

Last month, What More UK pledged to continue manufacture of parts for visors until the country has enough for its needs. With the company's increased production, this should see the promise fulfilled in much less time.

The company's efforts have been instigated by senior engineer Rob Walker. Working with a local manufacturing mould maker, he developed a four-impression mould which will enable What More to produce 17,280 parts per day, or around 120,000 parts per week.

He said: "Although we are increasing our efforts to support the war against the virus, as a company we hope and pray it won't be needed for much longer and the UK can return to normality."

What More UK has also reported increased demand for many of its more traditional plastic products, including home bakeware items, as the country finds new ways to keep busy during the lockdown.

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