Zoro UK, a one-stop-shop for industrial consumables, tools and business supplies, has more than tripled its supplies of PPE in 2020 compared to 2019 to medical and other healthcare professionals, and to other sectors in the UK including engineering companies, helping to keep manufacturing working.

From facemasks to safety footwear, Zoro drew on its supply chain to meet the huge demands in the wake of the pandemic. Stocking over 350,000 products, Zoro supplied more than three and a half times more PPE, not only selling to consumers, but also health care professionals and engineering business alike, playing its part in the coronavirus effort.

Chris Matenaers, Marketing Director at Zoro UK, said: “We are really proud that we were able to draw on our expertise, to do what we do, and help in our own small way, not only in these challenging times, but to ensure that workplaces met legislation and regulation.
Matenaers continues: “Health and safety is always top priority for organisations across the country so to be able to support them, by ensuring their business keeps running, is paramount.”

The Zoro staff have been working tirelessly to ensure that the online shop is stocked and ready to provide the customers with the PPE products they need. Last year the stepped up its efforts to sources vital equipment and increased the number of suppliers by ten percent.