Covid-19: Q8 shout-out to manufacturers

For many years CPL have worked with Q8 lubricants and additives in our production processes.  It was really good to hear from them this week, asking if they could publish an appreciative “shout out” for CPL, acknowledging our team’s hard work on Covid-19 response products.  They have published the following story. Thank you Q8 Oils – we appreciate you too!

“Q8 Oils is proud to be a supplier to Cambridge Precision Ltd – one of the many amazing manufacturers who are pulling out all the stops in the fight against Covid-19.

CPL is a global leader in precision engineering and manufactures critical components for medical equipment. In March it answered the government’s call for manufacturing expertise to help produce respirators. Extending operations, while adopting new social distancing work practices, the team is working round the clock to manufacture respirator parts.

Speed of response is critical. One client gave a 36-hour window from design consultation to production; the team leapt into action and manufacture is underway. Sample holders for virus vaccine development in the US were turned around in nine days, from order to shipping.

Nick Raven, operations manager at CPL, tells us : “We have the skills, machines and technology to help – and our suppliers have bust a gut to keep us stocked with materials. It is a real team effort and we will keep at it for as long as we are needed. If there is an upside to all this, it is that relationships with our clients are getting even stronger and already-efficient teams are becoming brilliant.”