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With the fast-changing COVID-19 situation, we understand what challenging times these are for everyone: for you, your business and your family. As a family business ourselves, our priority is taking care of our colleagues, our customers, partners and suppliers.

We have introduced extra measures across our sites to look after our colleagues and all those who still need to come to our premises in person, including delivery staff: we are promoting social distancing at work; encouraging those who can work from home to do so, including both office and field teams; postponing any non-essential visits and events; implementing more vigorous cleaning regimes; and employing video technology to conduct meetings and customer visits wherever possible.

With this in mind, I wanted to get in touch with you personally to explain what steps we are taking at Altro to continue supporting you with your business.

The Global Altro Leadership Team is meeting daily to consider the latest government guidance in those markets in which we operate. As a global business with local presence, we can respond swiftly to regional customer needs and are structured in such a way that we are able to maintain stock levels and global supplies. I want to reassure you that we are very much open for business as usual and will do everything we can to respond to your individual circumstances.

In the coming days and weeks, we will keep you updated on how we are responding to the evolving situation. You will shortly hear from us about all the different ways you can stay in touch with us, so that we can carry on working together. Should you have any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your regular, local Altro contact.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you, your family and colleagues good health and assure you that we are doing everything we can to maintain the excellent level of customer service that you have come to expect from Altro.

With kind regards

Richard Kahn
CEO Floors and Managing Director, Altro Group

Ysgol Bro Teifi

Altro Fortis provides low maintenance solution for new Welsh school

Altro Fortis Titanium, Altro Fortis corner protection

Ysgol Bro Teifi is the first purpose-built Welsh-medium all-through school built in Wales, following an investment of £25m from Ceredigion County Council and the Assembly Government.  Students range from nursery age to Year 13, and teaches children in both Welsh and English.

The school opened in September 2016. As part of the build, Julian James, Managing Director at Julian James Cladding Ltd., recommended the Altro Fortis wall protection system.

Doors and plaster board walls can easily be damaged, be it scrapes and knocks as people pass, or more serious dents and holes caused by wheeled traffic. Altro Fortis Titanium has been specifically designed to protect these surfaces. Altro Fortis Titanium is dense, impervious and resistant to bumps. It features a lightly textured surface, which camouflages scuffs, keeping the wall area looking better for longer.

Available in ten colours, the colour runs throughout, reducing the visibility of knocks or scrapes. With an impervious, easy-to-wipe surface, Altro Fortis Titanium improves cleanability which is a major advantage within its recommended application areas. Altro Fortis Titanium corner protection provides extra protection on a wall’s vulnerable corner.

Julian James said:  “Altro Fortis is quick to install and easy to weld, just like an Altro Whiterock installation.  We have installed Altro Fortis in local hospitals since the Ysgol Bro Teifi installation.  Altro Fortis is great for hospitals and school as it is low maintenance solution compared to painted walls.“

Julian James installed 129 Altro Fortis Titanium wall protection panels.  Since the initial installation, Robert Jenkins, Head of School at Ysgol Bro Teifi was so impressed with the performance of Altro Fortis, that he is working with Julian James to install Altro Fortis wall protection in other areas of the school.

Robert Jenkins said: “Altro Fortis in an excellent product. It looks good and is very robust. We have over 800 pupils in the school and looks as fresh now as it did the day it was installed. It is easy to maintain and we estimate it will save us over £50k in decorating costs over next 10 years.”

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