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MX Group suffers fire damage

Shower tray manufacturer MX Group has confirmed that a fire at its Tewkesbury manufacturing site damaged one of the three shower tray manufacturing units on the site.
The other two units and the stock, which is stored in an adjoining warehouse on the site, escaped unscathed.

MX chairman Bernard Robinson says the fire has caused some understandable disruption but that everything will be back to normal very soon: “Of course it’s disappointing and inconvenient when this sort of thing happens and we apologise for the inevitable disruption that occurred in our dealings with our customers and suppliers. We continue to manufacture here on site and the substantial stock of shower trays we keep on site to fulfil orders escaped the fire totally undamaged, so we will continue to make deliveries.

“The fire not only took out one of the three shower tray factories, it took out all communications, computer networks and all of the electricity supply into Unit 2C, where the offices were based. We have relocated into temporary offices just down the road from the main site and we have a replacement computer network and communications equipment in place. Our electric showers, mixer valves, accessories and enclosure business are totally unaffected and it is only shower trays where we have a minor difficulty.”

The fire took place on the Thursday night of November 13th.

MX will be back to full production this week

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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