Business praised for work responding to COVID19

A West Suffolk business has been praised for the role it is playing in responding to COVID19.

The Denny Bros Group has been continuing its work supporting the NHS. Its company DB Engineering last week won and completed an order to make 500 component parts for Entonox pain relief units manufactured by Halstead based MediTECH for use by the East of England Ambulance Service while transporting patients suffering from suspected coronavirus and for general use within the Ambulance Service

The group’s Fix-A-Form label printers have also been carrying out work to support the pharmaceutical side of healthcare.

John Griffiths, leader of the West Suffolk Council, said: “The ingenuity of the manufacturing companies that we have here in and around West Suffolk never ceases to amaze me. Denny Bros is a family firm with an impressive and established history in Bury St Edmunds and worked with the council last year to launch the Advanced Manufacturing Group, representing the voice of this important business sector. They have now stepped in to quickly produce these components which will be used by the NHS as they treat people suffering from coronavirus and I want to thank them for all they have, and are continuing to do during this current crisis.”

Andrew Denny, managing director of DB Engineering, said: “The NHS, the doctors and nurses, and the Ambulance Service all play a heroic role and we are pleased to be able to contribute to the national effort to help people survive coronavirus.”

Chris Buckenham, managing director of MediTECH, said: “Denny Bros contacted us after seeing a piece on the local news about our other work on ventilators. They explained what they did and asked if there was anything that they could do to help. We needed these parts made up for the Entonox units and they produced all 500 for us in the space of a few days, which is great.”

West Suffolk Council has spoken to a number of manufacturing businesses who were seeking advice whether they should close due to the coronavirus restrictions.

They are not on the list of businesses that the government has asked to close although it is important that they follow government guidelines including on social distancing.

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