Lockdown period sees record rises in component replacements
7 Apr 2021
Pandemic lockdown has produced an unprecedented demand for improvements to components and replacement parts, reports a leading quality management provider.
G&P reports that in 2020 it saw an increase of nearly three quarters in the number of reworked parts requested by customers.
In all it handled a total of 27 million parts last year, said chairman Geoff Cousins – a 73 percent increase over the average for the previous four years, during which numbers were broadly level year-on-year.
Likewise, removals of substandard components by the company totalled more than 6.8 million, representing a 68 percent increase compare to the same four year period.
Cousins stated that 2020 presented new challenges with a massive disruption to working practices, such as social distancing, travel restrictions, interruptions to supply chains, remote working and different shift patterns.
“Under these circumstances it was even more important to maintain robust quality protocols, and G&P, supporting itsmanufacturing customers around the world, was able to improve the level of service and results, reworking an increased number of parts to OEM standard,” he commented.