Update 2nd October 2020
Gomer continue to operate normally with social distancing measures in place. In terms of production shift patterns and manning, we are back at full strength and aiming to support clients with last minute rush requirements. The government furlough scheme was used extensively over the summer.
Update 10th July 2020
Gomer are operating normally with social distancing measures in place. Our staff are returning from furlough as required to meet demand. Although these are uncertain times we are expecting a very busy period in the run-up to Christmas as publishing staff return from furlough and projects that have been postponed become urgent. For this reason we would encourage clients to place work as soon as realistically possible.
Update 12th May 2020
The business continues to operate normally with social distancing measures in place. We have capacity to undertake quick turnaround work where required.
Update 7th April 2020
The business continues to operate normally with reduced staffing in all departments.
The following customer facing staff remain working from home or from the office ; Martin Koffer, Dai Noble and Pit Dafis.
Pam Brayley, Gareth Acreman and Carys Hughes from Customer Services are currently on the government’s furlough scheme.
Update 31st March 2020
Due to the current lockdown some staff will be furloughed on the government’s 80% scheme until the situation normalises. Our Carmarthen office (which deals with commercial print rather than books) is temporarily closed, with all enquires being dealt with by the team at our main site in Llandysul. Our intention remains to maintain production through this crisis.
Update 24th March 2020
We are extending homeworking in light of the Prime Ministers speech yesterday evening. Otherwise the factory continues to operate normally as outlined below.
19th March 2020
This page is intended to give information about the situation at Gomer Press. Where our usual production capacity is 100% we currently estimate we are operating at 75%. We are accepting orders as normal and we will work closely with customers to make sure no critical delivery dates are missed, much as we normally do during peak times.
A few members of staff are currently self-isolating as a precaution though no member of staff and no-one associated with the business has tested positive thus far.
We are following government advice on hand-washing, self isolation, improved sanitisation and housekeeping. All non-essential visits to and from the factory have been suspended until further notice. This includes press-passes.
We have changed our goods in procedures to avoid contact with delivery personnel and limit risk as far as possible.
So far all our supply chains are holding, and we are bulk buying key consumables to ensure we are as well prepared as possible for potential issues. A statement from our main paper supplier Denmaur is included below.
Some clients are asking about contingency planning for worst-case scenarios. Gomer office staff are able to work from home and if the factory had no choice but to shut down we would use a network of subcontractors to maintain supply and fulfil orders. Our phone system is VOIP so we can accept calls into switchboard and our office landlines via mobile phone apps anywhere with internet access.
The current situation is unprecedented and we wish all our customers and suppliers the very best for what will undoubtedly be an extremely challenging year to come.