A.L Byrne Waterways
COVID19 update 25/03/2020 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
We are open in a limited capacity - if your order is for a hospital or other essential services, please email it through. You are also welcome to call our office. To minimise risk of Covid19 transmission we only have one staff member in the office at a time - please be patient.
COVID19 update 19/03/2020
We are suppliers of hand basin and shower products in the commercial sector, a large part of which is to hospitals and elderly care.
We have contacted all our suppliers and it seems so far that there are not many shortages. We have suppliers in France, Italy, Spain and the UK, all of which are currently experiencing large increases in reported cases and deaths. Each country is formulating a different response, but so far people are mostly still going to work and mostly orders are still being fulfilled. If the current trends with increased government restrictions of movement occur, it could change quickly.
Freight capacity is much reduced by air and prices are rising for air freight. Sea freight is largely unaffected at this stage. Our suppliers have good stocks of most items, but some items that help with public hygiene like infra-red taps and soap dispensers are experiencing increased sales and therefore supplying them quickly could become an issue in the coming weeks. Also, taps with 15-20 second time delay are getting popular, so we will be getting more stock.
We plan to increase our orders, so that if there are any shortages or long delays we are prepared. If you have projects requiring our products, please advise us so we can be sure to get them ASAP, and hopefully by sea to avoid extra costs. We are happy to hold stock here for the projects - call us to discuss your requirements.
We create solutions for all commercial plumbing situations with prompt service, good advice and quality products.
As the New Zealand distributors of Alba, Cobra, Con-Serv, Desbordes, Enware, Meynell, Mira, Presto, Rada and Unasco we have a product for every need and can customise for unusual requirements.