Ukraine – what can we do?

UkraineFlagHere at DLS we stand, like most, incredulous at the events unfolding in Ukraine.  As Vladimir Putin and his henchmen stamp around creating havoc the feeling of powerlessness is hugely frustrating.  At the same time the Russian population seems oblivious to the damage that Putin is doing to the very way of life that they have become used to!  What can we do to help?

At DLS Medical we are donating medical supplies, PPE and hygiene packs to a local haulier P C Howards who will deliver these to the Ukrainian people along with our solidarity and sincere wish that this madness comes to an end soon.

And a side message to all those Russian hacker sites that fill up the comment database of this blog site – get lost will you?  Honestly, haven’t you got better things to do?

News from DLS

Happy New Year from all at DLS.

Regular visitors will notice that we are falling into the same trap many companies do by not publishing regular news bulletins.  How many times do you visit a site where the last news was over 2 years ago preceded by a flurry of news items presumably created in a fit of enthusiasm?

We are no different and often one wonders who actually reads this type of thing?

At DLS we have had our head down working hard to negotiate the various headwinds that businesses in the UK face.  Apart from the Covid Pandemic we have suffered from erratic supplies and lack of labour like everyone else.  So far at least we have managed to meet customer deadlines without too much immediate disruption.

We have continued to develop our product range and supply customers with new products designed and brought to fruition through a collaborative process working with customer in house designers and our own CAD design experts. We have a number of interesting projects underway where we are helping our customers with re-shoring their production.

Perhaps in amongst all the excitement around environmental crisis, cost of living crisis, labour shortage crisis, energy supply crisis, Covid pandemic crisis and of course Brexit there is some hope for professionally run, responsible UK manufacturing?

Anyway, if you have read this far then please get in touch if you think we can help in any way!


Gruelling Exasperation

pingIt seems as though the UK Government is determined to turn a crisis into a drama.  Despite the success of the vaccination programme and allowing hundreds of thousands of sports fans to attend “test events” the rest of us are left dealing with an out of control NHS App that is pinging large sections of the working population into a pseudo lockdown.  It’s all a demoralising mess.

At DLS we are working hard to maintain our supply chain, ensure that we are anticipating  customer orders and trying very hard to meet our delivery targets.  We would appeal to all customers to maintain clear lines of communication as, despite all this effort, we are starting to feel the effects of the perfect storm around us.  I am sure you are too!

If there is anything that DLS can do to help please get in touch.