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Learn more about how we’re supporting the fight against Covid-19

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

Greenhalgh's Craft Bakery, UK

Bolton bakery puts hygiene first with Altro

Altro Whiterock Satins, Altro Whiterock White, Altro Whiterock hygienic doorsets, Altro Reliance 25

Bolton craft bakery, Greenhalgh’s, has converted an old mill building into a state of the art food hygiene standard amenity block — where Altro safety flooring, hygienic wall cladding and doorsets have been fitted throughout to create the ultimate sterile, hygienic environment for employees preparing to enter the production area.

The new amenity block, which includes toilets, changing facilities, locker and break rooms and laundry, has been built to satisfy the ever-more stringent requirements of the BRC food safety accreditation that will enable Greenhalgh’s to continue working with all major retailers.

Greenhalgh’s chief engineer, John Hurst, specified the Altro products: “To meet these standards we needed materials to be durable, high quality, easy to clean, and with proven hygiene credentials. It’s also very important to present the right image, so products that look stylish, modern and professional are essential. Altro ticked all these boxes for us.”

“We also needed to find the right doors for the new build. I have never used Altro Whiterock hygienic doorsets before, but after looking at other manufacturers, Altro was the only one that could make clad fire doors. They were very competitive on price too, so they proved to be the best choice overall.”

“We selected Altro Whiterock White, with Altro Whiterock Satins in various shades to create feature walls, which look very striking. We chose Altro Whiterock hygienic doorsets in a variety of colours for wayfinding and to delineate certain areas. The safety flooring we chose was Altro Reliance 25. It’s a very reliable, good looking product.”

The design and build project was delivered by Schofield & Sons. Commercial Manager David Porter said: “We have fitted Altro Whiterock White before in sterile areas where hygiene is a major concern, and it’s second to none. Instead of hot welding the joints, we used Whiterock Flexijoint™, which are PVC strips that fit tightly between each sheet of product to form a tight seal.

“Altro delivered the doorsets ready clad and we just had to hang them. The back-up and service from Altro was also excellent. They went the extra mile to ensure we had everything we needed.”

John Hurst added: “We are very pleased with our new facility. It looks superb, it’s very easy to maintain, and we are delighted that a recent audit has enabled us to maintain our BRC accreditation.”

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