From cabinets to PPE


The spread of Coronavirus has caused many businesses to close their doors. But hundreds across the country have the processes and procedures in place to produce quality-assured products, including crucial PPE for the NHS.

One such business that has offered its production line to the Government is our client Rapid 3D Solutions ( in Northwich, Cheshire. On a normal day, the company produces retail displays and CNC machining services, but it is now perfectly geared up to produce a large quantity of face shields.

Quality products

The company holds an ISO 9001 Quality Management System, which means the business has the systems in place to adapt its production line to new products and continue to produce high-quality items.

Initially, Paul Dodd of Rapid 3D Solutions was able to produce up to 450 visors a day for NHS staff using donations raised via Facebook, which health workers were able to pick up directly from his company premises. Unfortunately, the Government has been slow to react to offers of help from companies such as this, which has caused production to halt.

You can find out more in the report featured on BBC North West Tonight  on 21 April 2020 (the report begins at 4:30).

If you want to find out more about the advantages an ISO 9001 can give your business, take a look at our dedicated web page. You can also get in touch with us at 0333 344 3646 or [email protected].

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    Claire Price

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    Content Marketing Executive

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    Claire worked for Citation ISO Certification between 2020 and 2022 writing creative and informative content on ISO certification and consultation to help businesses reach their potential.


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