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'Tis the season to be merry

16th December 2020

The New Year looks brighter

I am scripting this email on V day (V for vaccine). It is amazing news that the first vaccines are being issued and the roll-out of vaccination in the UK has started. A big round of applause to Maureen Keenan aged 90 who was the first person to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Hopefully this is the start of better things to come. 

2020 has been a very different year, but let's just focus on looking forward to a much better, more normal 2021. With our M1 ERP system keeping reasonably accurate records of stock transactions, we will not take time-out to do physical stock check before Christmas.

It is that festive time again so below you will find our factory times for the Christmas break:

Our last shipping day by FedEx or pallet carriers is Tuesday 22nd December and our last operating day is Thursday 24th December, however, we will close at 12 noon Thursday for the Christmas break.

Customers may pick up any outstanding work before 12 noon Christmas Eve Thursday 24th December.

The factory reopens on Monday 4th January 2021. There will be a full shipping service using FedEx or pallet carriers. We will still be running 4 long day week during the pandemic:

Monday to Wednesday 0700-1700
Thursday 07-00 to 16-30

The office will be open each Friday 07-30 to 16-30 with the sales team Dave, Ricky and Andy in attendance. 

Finally, I would like to take this chance to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and we look forward to catching up in the New Year.

In 2021 it will be nice travelling to visit customers, invite customers to our factory for a store tour, shake hands and not have to shout making yourself heard over 2 metres 

Stay safe and best regards to you and your family.

Post Lockdown - Cirrus remain open for business

1st November 2020

Following the government announcement yesterday. 

As predicted yesterday, Saturday 31st October, the government announced the country will enter it's second national lockdown from this Thursday 5th November for 4 weeks. It was also confirmed that certain industries will continue to operate. These are education, food retail, construction and manufacturing, which means we will continue to operate in the same manner throughout the months following the initial lockdown period.

We will maintain our 4 day shift pattern, which as previously described makes the factory more efficient and reduces the number of days our machine operators need to travel to the factory therefore limiting the days they need to be on the road.

The factory floor working hours will be:
Monday – Wednesday 07:00 – 17:00 (10 hour shifts)
Thursday 07:00 – 16:30 (9.5 hour shift)
Friday closed for manufacture (no operators) open via phones and email for collections and deliveries all day with Dave Connaway our MD in attendance.
Saturday, Sunday – factory closed but we are still contactable by email.

As a project update, we are currently working on some great new projects, the lockdown will naturally impact these due to decision making elements and material availability, however, this means we are now incredibly positive about 2021 when we get through this current uncertainty.

Factory update

17th September 2020

Some sort of normality is returning

Following the return of children to school and students to college and university and the end of the holiday season we are now back with new energy ready for the run up to Christmas. You may not believe it, but it is only 99 days until Santa pays a visit. 

We are keeping busy, currently working standard shifts throughout the week. As previously stated we have reduced the days on the shop floor from Monday through to Thursday, with longer shifts, which reduces traffic on the road and our carbon footprint and also reduces our Covid-19 exposure. Office staff and our MD will still be in the factory on Fridays for collections, deliveries and sales enquiries. 

Over the summer we have been kept busy with some really interesting projects, including producing components for a veterinary related company that manufactures animal MRI scanners. We produce components from 12 and 15mm 6082 -T6 aluminium. The products are water jet cut with a number of holes, internal features and profiles. We then debur and edge round in the Clean’O’Matic machine, followed by reaming holes, counterboring holes and tapping holes with edge preparation. The item is then finally finished with a solvent cleanse and removal of all debris using high pressure airlines. The client is based in the Home Counties, so we can personally deliver the finished product to their brand new state of the art factory.