GMB praises Numatic for making PPE and sending non-essential staff home

GMB has praised manufacturer Numatic for developing face shields and NHS staff and providing them with essential PPE during the crisis.

The firm, known for making Henry and Henrietta vacuum cleaners, is also offering NHS providers free loan of additional cleaning equipment within frontline healthcare environments and has sent home all non-essential staff.

GMB organiser Ester Compton said: “I cannot commend Numatic enough. In a time of national crisis they have not only come to the fore in protecting their staff, but also getting involved in the great national effort to support our NHS and beat this crisis.

“As a union, we stand behind Great British manufacturers. They don’t only create iconic British products like Henry and Henrietta vacuum cleaners, but also they protect and look after the workers that make the company great.”

Numatic International MD Simon Lawson said: “I cannot thank the team enough here at Numatic for their efforts in getting an additional product into production, in unprecedented times, for our NHS.”

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