Fire Update - 17 Oct 2014
Klinger experienced a fire at its Welshpool, WA manufacturing site early morning Thursday 16 October. Thanks to a quick response from Fire & Emergency Services, the fire was contained to a secondary raw material warehouse on the site, which was completely destroyed.
Our Disaster Recovery plans were immediately implemented and power and comms were restored to the site quickly, with normal Customer Service functions resuming around 10:30 AM same day. Please accept my apologies if there were any issues communicating with any of our Team during Thursday morning.
Our finished goods facility was not affected and Customer deliveries have already resumed. Some raw materials required for local production were lost in the fire. However, this loss will be easily covered in the short term by materials in the primary warehouse on site, back-up inventory quickly available from our other Australian facilities as well as airfreight shipments already underway from our overseas manufacturing facilities.
I am not expecting any impact on delivery schedules to our Customers. However, if you have any concerns at all, please contact your Klinger Representative or call me directly on +61 (0)412 626 000.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank WA FES responders and the Perth Klinger Team for their efforts in assisting Klinger to restore "business as usual" so quickly.