As COVID-19 impacts globally, frontline workers have been crucial in the fight against it. Lee Spring is playing an active role by prioritising the manufacture of critical components and ensuring quick lead times for manufacturers of medical products deemed essential to the COVID-19 pandemic response. Lee Spring employees have – er – sprung into action to be sure that supplies of these critical products for life-saving devices, testing, diagnostic equipment, medical research and development, (as well as the general supply for equipment used in hospitals) is maintained.
Steve Kempf, Lee Spring CEO, says: “Our top priority has always been the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and communities. We are focused on this now more than ever. While we have always known that our customers – and in turn, our springs – play an important role in people’s daily lives, the often critical nature of this role has been starkly revealed through the current crisis, so we are very proud to support them in every way possible right now”.
Lee Spring has been supporting medical customers for decades and many of these are at the forefront of this pandemic fight. Lee Spring often works on custom designs from inception through research and development, through to final long-run production supply. Lee Spring engineers have worked closely with some of these critical medical products for years and in many cases have been involved in the earliest designs and R&D stages. As critical needs shifted rapidly in the early stages of this pandemic, Lee Spring has been able to shift manufacturing to meet those demands. The company says that its employees “Have gone above and beyond to ensure on-time delivery for critical components as well as maintaining a safe working environment”. It was clear to the business early on that the need for medical devices, especially ventilators, would be a high priority and that medical suppliers from around the globe would be in need of Lee Spring components to fill their supply chains quickly. Testing equipment had become a major priority worldwide and many also required specialised and custom springs – these complex devices being heavily engineered equipment frequently including various spring types.
Lee Spring can help to design a spring, suggest materials and finishes, and provide working prototypes quickly. When long-range production is required, Lee Spring can work with customers anywhere in the world. This global flexibility allows the business to work with a design team in one part of the world and a manufacturing team in another part of the world, an alignment that has proved ideal for many global companies. Further information on Lee Spring products can be found on the company website – www.leespring.co.uk – or they can be followed on twitter.