The global pandemic and countrywide lockdown has created great uncertainty amongst engineering companies in the UK. But for a select few, like Cambridgeshire based Glomac Engineering, the Coronavirus pandemic has provided an opportunity to develop and grow.
Glomac offer a full suite of engineering services including design, manufacture and installation, and have operated since the early 1980s. With a client roster that includes, British Antarctic Survey, Huntsman, Global Erecting Sign Services and many others, the company boasts a successful track record of over 20 years partnering with Anglian Water and serving the water industry.
Despite pressure from the global pandemic on business operations, Glomac were able to improve and develop their service throughout the lockdown. Classed and appointed as Key Workers, the company carried out over 35 individual jobs for Anglian Water during the pandemic. The company didn’t furlough any staff and in fact appointed a new General Manager, Adam Crysell, at the height of lockdown.
The work carried out during lockdown ranged from davit sockets and lifting remedials to full gantry inspections, refurbishments and recertifications. Without carrying out such work, key pump lifts and maintenance would have stopped, causing a risk to Anglian Water employees, water supply, wastewater or the environment.
Glomac also used the lockdown as an opportunity to upskill their workforce through training and familiarisation. Admin staff were inducted into online software training and safety training was carried out online for all staff.
Despite the uncertainty and pressures placed on the water industry during the global pandemic, Glomac Engineering provide an example of what can be achieved by running at an operational minimum level with a flexible and optimistic outlook. The company values their ties with Anglian Water and their other clients greatly and welcome any enquiries regarding the engineering services they provide.
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