Retail display manufacturer commits £1m to virus barrier screen production

A manufacturer of retail display solutions has switched its manufacturing capacity to produce  virus barrier production solutions such as sneeze and cough screens, safety screens and protective screens.

Since the beginning of April, over 50,000 ‘sneeze screens’ have left Wrights Plastics West Midlands factory alongside over 4,000 hand sanitiser dispensers and stations which have also been developed as part of its ‘Back to Work Safely’ range.

West Bromwich-based Wrights Plastics has invested nearly £1m in substrate, which will be periodically delivered to ensure continuity of production.

Its 47,000 sq ft factory is now designated a COVID-19 protection manufacturing plant.

Initially the screens were supplied directly to leading UK supermarkets and retailers. Increased production levels means the range can now made available to order via the company’s ecommerce website.

“As the UK economy begins to reopen, it is extremely important for businesses to protect employees and customers as they return to during the ongoing pandemic,” said James Ivison, senior relationship executive of Wrights Plastics Group.

“We have developed a solution that allows customers and employees to feel safe in the workplace.”

Pre-Covid the company, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, supplied bespoke and off-the-shelf Point of Sale display solutions to a range of retailers.

Cleints of the £10m turnover company include Marks and Spencer, Selfridges and The John Lewis Partnership.