A CLECKHEATON manufacturer has secured a major order from one of the UK’s largest independent funeral directors.
Ferno (UK) Ltd is to supply bespoke-designed 50 stretchers for AW Lymn The Family Funeral Service for use at its funeral homes across Nottinghamshire and South Derbyshire.
Chris King, business development manager at Ferno, said the company’s ability to meet the customer’s exact requirements was crucial in securing the order.
He said: “An increasing concern for those operating in the funeral sector – and indeed all the sectors we deal with – is the health and safety of employees whilst lifting and carrying and the prevention of related injuries.
“Ferno is responding to this by developing products which are innovative and ultimately make life easier and safer for workers.”
AW Lymn The Family Funeral Service has 24 sites in the East Midlands.
Managing director Nigel Lymn Rose said: “We were looking for a new range of stretchers which were kitted out with the latest technology and innovations and would also help protect our employees from injuries whilst lifting and carrying.
“Ferno were able to meet our specific requirements, even able to incorporate our company logo on to each stretcher. The quality of the product is outstanding and customer service has been excellent throughout.”
Ferno offers a range of stretchers, trolleys and refrigeration units for the funeral and mortuary sector as well as after-sales service with repair and maintenance.