Freight Logistics Solutions is an award winning firm based in Torfaen, continuing to provide UK transport services as well as importing and exporting services around the globe for their clients during the COVID-19 crisis.
Throughout the current COVID -19 crisis FLS have also been supporting the medical sector, primarily the NHS, but also pharmaceutical businesses and other companies diversifying, producing and supplying PPE, equipment and other services to the sector.
Earlier this year the firm was asked by the NHS for support in developing resilience to its transport infrastructure and supply chain and additionally to expand their digital freight options. This resulted in FLS developing a bespoke online Client Portal with transport booking facility and document storage servicing the UK’s seven NHS regional distribution centres. Since then, and as the NHS demands have grown, FLS have rapidly and successfully rolled out the system and are already operational with deliveries from four out of seven distribution centres (Derby, Rugby, Bridgewater and Bury St Edmunds). FLS have delivered to nearly one thousand NHS sites around the UK, including hospitals, healthcare centres, universities and the new temporary hospitals such as the Nightingale in the London Excel.
In addition, FLS have delivered PPE and equipment directly to front line services including the University of Hospital Wales, the Royal Gwent Hospital, Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital and many more across Wales. With the other three UK regional distribution centres coming on line over the next few weeks FLS will continue to act as an important cornerstone to the NHS’s ongoing delivery requirements.
A spokesperson from NHS Supply Chain commented “FLS drivers have supported nearly one thousand emergency lines of PPE being delivered to the NHS over the past few days. As we move through the phases of supporting the NHS there will be further challenges, yet unknown. I am now really confident they can be delivered with your continued support. Thank you for your fantastic service.”
Ieuan Rosser, Managing Director at FLS said “We are enormously proud to be playing a role in helping to tackle this pandemic and supporting the NHS. Being an innovative company ourselves it’s really exciting to witness Wales’ impressive entrepreneurial spirt rise up and to see businesses starting to manufacture products out of their norm to support the NHS. One of the latest latest projects we are involved with on behalf of Welsh Government and Industry Wales is express delivering critical parts for the new CTEX CPAP ventilator. This has been developed and produced by Ammanford based engineering firm CR Clarke & Co (who specialise in thermoforming and plastic fabrication equipment) in conjunction with Dr Rhys Thomas. They are producing one hundred a day and we are now in support of the roll out of medical trials. I’m very happy with my team’s contribution and proud to be doing what we can for the NHS.”
Councillor Joanne Gauden, Executive Member for Economy, Skills & Regeneration at Torfaen council said“I am delighted that Torfaen based Freight Logistics Solutions are using their skills, experience, knowledge and expertise in supporting the NHS locally, in Wales and across the UK. I would like to pay tribute to the team for all their hard work and dedication.”
Should you require any support please contact Dafydd Rosser at FLS:
Telephone: 01633 288 400
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Posted on: Friday 1st May 2020