With the help of the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce, Fraser Engineering managed to get recognition as an essential operation during the Level 4 Lockdown. While many businesses were struggling with the impact of Covid-19 on their revenues, chief executive Martin Simpson said Fraser Engineering was hiring skilled tradesmen in the Hutt Valley and for its growing manufacturing business in Australia.
Fraser Engineering worked closely with the nurses and medical staff at Hutt Hospital to develop a comfortable face shield for essential workers. “The team at the hospital were awesome to work with,” reflected General Manager, Martin Simpson.
In the early stages of lockdown Fraser Engineering had supplied hospital staff with 3000 visers and delivered 300 full shields all on short notice.
Meeting a potential production run of 5,000-10,000 per day is a superb win for the Hutt Valley, made possible by utilising the labour force and technology already existing from other talented companies in the Hutt.
These face shields have been designed to be super lightweight and comfortable, while being produced at a very reasonable price.
Hutt City Council Mayor, Campbell Barry interviewed Martin Simpson from Fraser Engineering to learn more about what the company got up to during lockdown, and beyond.