Jo Bird and company suspends production at their factory in Somerset

26th March 2020

In view of the UK Government's announcement last night regarding the COVID-19 virus, we have had no option but to suspend production at our factory in Somerset as all businesses, not listed as being essential, must close for three weeks. At the end of this period the Government will review the situation. This means the operational side of our business has been halted as of today. Those not directly involved in production will continue to work remotely so are contactable by phone and email as usual.

The factory in Dubai where Jo Bird cabinets are also manufactured under license is still operating as normal as of today. These can be shipped to the most countries in the world and so some production can continue. The cabinets manufactured there have the same Lloyds and ABS approvals as those manufactured in the UK but the ranges do have some differences so not every model will be available.

All of us sincerely hope normal operations will start again soon but for the safety of our workforce and their families we have had to take this step. When the Government advises us that the factory in the UK can re-open we will issue a new update.

Thank you very much for your patience and understanding at this difficult time and we hope you and your families remain safe.