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ROSPA Silver Award

We are pleased to inform you that on our first submission, Ironsides Lubricants have been awarded with a ROSPA Silver Award in Occupational Health and Safety (https://www.rospa.com/awards/2021-winners/silver-awards).

The award is based on evidence showing how effective and sustainable our safety systems are. It proves that the Health and Safety processes implemented over the past few years have provided a solid base for controlling and managing risks related to our activities. This is a huge achievement for Ironsides and our first recognised Safety Standards Award. We believe that this SILVER AWARD will empower us to achieve more, with an ambition to achieve Gold in the coming years.

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Brexit Update

Following the chaos at UK ports just before the Christmas break, and now that the UK government has managed to reach an agreement with EU leaders at the end of December, our shippers have reported that all has now returned to (almost) normal at the UK borders.

Trucks are now able to travel between the UK and EU countries without any delay, as-long-as drivers have the relevant export documents, and also their Covid-19 test results.

At Ironsides Lubricants we have put all necessary measures in place to carry on supplying our customers with as little disruption as possible and we have all the required export documentations ready for exporting to the EU.

If you have any questions or need an update on a pending order, please contact your account manager or send us an email at enquiries@ironsideslubricants.co.uk

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Covid-19 Update

Following the announcement on the 4th of January 2021 by our Prime Minister Boris Johnson of further restrictions put in place due to the rise of Covid-19 cases, we still remain open and fully operational.

All our colleagues who are able to work from home have been asked to do so with immediate effect, until further notice and advice from the UK government.

This is to protect our staff and their families and to make sure we are able to remain open as usual. Our sales office colleagues can still be contacted using our main office number and our sales managers can be reached on their mobile or email.

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Product Improvement

The R&D team at Ironsides Lubricants have now completed their work on our new OPEN GEAR GREASE 2 product.

With higher performance additives, this improved OPEN GEAR GREASE 2 is now manufactured with a higher viscosity semi-synthetic base oil and incorporates solid lubricants, extreme pressure additives and a blend of anti-oxidants and anti-corrosion inhibitors.

This new blend provides highly effective lubrication of all types of open gears subject to extreme loads, high working temperatures and water saturated conditions.

Available in own branded packaging including: 180kgs, 50kgs and 20kgs drums, 18kgs, 12.5 kgs, 5 kgs and 3 kgs kegs as well as 400g pull cartridges.

For further information, a full PDS and SDS, or a quote, please contact your account manager or email us at: enquiries@ironsideslubricants.co.uk

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Investment

As part of our continuous improvement plan, we are pleased to announce that we have invested in a new cartridge filling machine which will help us cope with an increasing demand for that type of packaging.

Ironsides lubricants already sells over 6 Million cartridges per annum and this new equipment will help increase this volume by over 15% as well as provide better manufacturing flexibility, improved lead times and better customer service.

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Stockport Regeneration Plan

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/stockport-town-centre-regeneration-project-17025872

Back in 2018 the Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC), where Ironsides Lubricants is currently located, proposed plans to redevelop the Stockport Town Centre West as part of its vision for the area for the next 10 to 15 years. This includes where Ironsides Lubricants’ factory is currently based.

Those ambitious plans for the whole town centre focus on increasing the residential area and make Stockport an even more attractive place to live for the growing town population and to bring forward all the amenities and social infrastructure needed to support the existing and future community.

Ironsides Lubricants has been in regular contact with SMBC in order to determine the impact on our business, register our support for the proposed plans, whilst maintaining and developing employment within the Stockport area (so remain located in or around Stockport).

With growing demand for our products, Ironsides Lubricants recognises the need for our manufacturing facility to expand in order to accomplish our future growth plans. Unfortunately our current site located on Shield Street offers limited scope for such expansion.

The new proposals from SMBC for the regeneration of the Stockport Town Centre facilitate this decision to move to larger premises.

Our relocation plans are now gathering pace and we are now actively seeking new premises within the Greater Manchester area. It is worth reiterating that those plans are for the next 10 to 15 years and that Ironsides Lubricants will continue manufacturing all its products as usual until then.

We would therefore like to reassure all our customers and partners that Ironsides Lubricants’ primary objective for this future business relocation is to achieve the growth ambitions set out in our business plans and to improve our product offering, quality and service levels.

We will update all our customers and partners with the progress of this relocation plans in due course and when appropriate. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact your account manager if you have any further questions.