Due to the global pandemic, the PPE industry couldn’t keep up with the growing demand for nitrile gloves. A nitrile glove entails a complicated production process with resources needed from all over the globe. This meant, unlike some other forms of PPE, you couldn’t just ramp up production lines. To add to the problem, shipments of nitrile gloves from manufacturers in the east have a lead time of approximately 30 days. This has resulted in a global shortage of gloves which is predicted to proceed well into 2020.
What did we do to overcome the issue and help the customer?
Our second to none relationships with manufacturers and suppliers enabled us to source high quality gloves for Mitie at competitive prices. Our solution to the nitrile shortage is based on tri sourcing and storing gloves in bulk in our UK warehouses to ensure we can offer the best pricing, quality and lead times in the market. To ensure that Mitie receive goods in time we had them transported on same day couriers to guarantee ultimate customer satisfaction and the safety of our key workers.
What the client says about us?
“Stronghold Global have supported us during this pandemic by delivering hard to come by PPE such as disposable gloves and aprons at competitive prices. Thanks to Stronghold we were able to support NHS COVID-19 testing facilities keeping the frontline workforce safe whilst assisting our nation. I’d have no doubt in recommending Stronghold to others who are looking for an efficient, reliable and cost effective PPE supplier.”
Wiltshire Police have been a longstanding customer of Stronghold and at the start of the pandemic turned to us to find a solution to supply masks, gloves, coveralls and other items of COVID-19 PPE that were scarce due to high demands.
In early May 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic the UK government announced that all schools and nurseries were to open again. It became immediately apparent that most schools did not have stocks of PPE to protect their staff and students from the virus.