Omicron Statement and Policy regarding the UK's transition period with the the European Union and future trading relationships.
The UK has formally left the European Union and entered into a transition period, which is scheduled to end on 31st December 2020. During this transition period, it is anticipated there will be no impact on the import or export of goods into and out of the UK. Throughout 2020 extensive negotiations have been taking place between the UK and foreign governments to establish new trading relationships and policies.
Omicron realises that the results of these negotiations have the potential to impact the supply of our products into the UK marketplace, and as such we will continue to monitor, interpret and predict these potential impacts and plan appropriately to mitigate them. The topic is addressed as part of our ISO9001:2015 certificated Quality Management System, and as such a risk analysis has been conducted and is revisited regularly, as well as being subject to internal and external audit processes. We continue to observe and implement the advice of the relevant UK government agencies.
Omicron has completed a comprehensive analysis of the transport lanes between the EU, UK, and the US mainland and continues to hold an increased scope and quantity of UK-based stock to mitigate future potential impacts. Specifically, we have:
• Analysed the stock required for scheduled service visits for the first half of 2021.
• Analysed the repair parts used over the last two years and anticipated parts for the first half of 2021.
• Analysed accessories and consumables sold over the last two years.
This increased stock level will continue to be used to facilitate scheduled servicing, breakdown and repair visits and to supply sales orders. It will continue to be replenished accordingly.
These parts will be ordered in Q4 2020 so that they are in our warehouse in good time for the deadline of the transition period, 31st December 2020.