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Surfachem / 2M Group Brexit response

As Brexit approaches and in this time of uncertainty, Surfachem, as part of 2M Group of Companies, looks to ensure that all of our suppliers and customers are aware of our Brexit Plans.

With negotiations between the UK government and EU ongoing, the exact terms for Britain’s exit from the European Union remain unclear. Therefore, no company is able to predict the exact impact on its supply of products.

Yet, in our effort to lead by example, over the past year and a half, we have identified our Brexit key risk factors and quantified the impact of each.  Thereafter, we established contingency plans to mitigate each risk factor and currently use dashboards to monitor our on-going risk mitigation progress.

In the event of a Hard Brexit, we are well equipped to maintain the supply of our portfolio due to:

  1. Our significant and ever increasing experience with global import and exports
  2. The financial resource and warehousing capacity to increase stockholding if required, which further enables our ability to maintain supply
  3. Our global footprint is growing with local European presence in Belgium, Germany, Norway and Poland
    1. These locations can be employed to mitigate the impact of changes to regulations, supply chain and currency

In the event of the Chequers Deal being accepted, the UK will adopt REACH and pay into ECHA, consequently the supply chain for chemicals will be very similar to existing norms.

In either case, as the sources for all our products sold in the EU are REACH registered, these registrations will not change. Our REACH supply chain will be maintained using our additional locations in Germany and Benelux, as required.

While tariffs and exchange rates are expected to be impacted, we will do our utmost to cushion any impact.

We do not believe that Brexit presents a risk to the supply chain of imported and export chemicals.

We welcome supporting any supplier and/or customer in mitigating their own Brexit risk by working with us on longer-term purchasing forecast on a binding basis. Please contact your Account Manager to discuss your requirements in further detail.

We are also holding various engagements to share Brexit best practices, tools, provide industry and regulatory updates and to proactively support our suppliers and customers through this period.

Surfachem Group Ltd, Leeds, United Kingdom  |  Friday, 5 October, 2018



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