With the current uncertainty in relation to Brexit, Gomer Press are working with all our suppliers to ensure our operation can continue smoothly.
Printing plates – our supplier doesn’t foresee any problems with getting plates into the UK. These come from Holland and they anticipate that it may take a day or two longer to get the supplies through customs. To counteract this they have started increasing their stocks in the UK. We are also holding extra plate stocks at Gomer as a precaution.
Paper – We send the majority of our paper orders daily to our 3 main suppliers and deliveries are made in 1-3 days from UK warehouses. We do not expect problems with these orders and merchants are increasing their stocks in the UK ready for Brexit. Our merchants also assure us that European mill stocks and makings will continue to be available as normal with only slight delays in supply if any. Paper is 0% tariff under WTO rules so prices are unlikely to go up.
Our paper merchants also have Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status. This is an internationally recognised assurance that their international supply chains are secure and our customs controls and procedures are efficient and compliant.
Inks – We have been assured that there shouldn’t be any issues purchasing ink as these are supplied form a UK warehouse. We are however increasing our stocks over the next couple of months to ensure we don’t run out.
In addition to the above Gomer are currently working on a warehouse extension to the factory which should be completed by the end of 2020 and will allow us to hold increased stocks of all raw materials.
Gomer Press’ Economic Operators Registration and Identification number is GB122097104000
We intend to update this page as more information becomes available.