Truckman is restarting production of its pick-up truck hardtops after closing for the Covid-19 lockdown.
The manufacturer has seen sales recover as vehicle dealers across England re-opened last week. It reports that orders are back to 70% of normal levels at this time of year.
The staff at its facility in the West Midlands have gone back to work with a range of additional safety procedures and protocols to stop the spread of the virus.
These measures include additional cleaning schedules, two-metre social distancing and sanitising stations for staff and visitors.
In addition to restarting production, the company has also opened an additional warehouse to store imported stock that had been ordered prior to the lockdown.
Mike Wheeler, executive chairman of Truckman, said: “We are pleased to resume production of our hardtops along with starting to return our office-based operations at our facilities in the West Midlands. The reopening of motor dealerships has triggered a flurry of activity for our team with the number of sales calls doubling. We are also pleasantly surprised that sales have rebounded quickly to around 70% of their usual levels, which is a positive sign for the future.
“This has been a challenging time for all businesses, but our team has worked hard during this period to ensure that we can deliver the best possible service to our customers while continuing to maintain the safety and wellbeing of our people, which is already our main priority.”