Franke angry at lack of support for UK manufacturing

Franke Sissons has headed a hard-hitting parliamentary discussion to outline the lack of surveillance for genuine CE Marking, required by UK Law, on products fitted in commercial buildings.

Franke angry at lack of support for UK manufacturing

The company says it could expand its business and create even more employment opportunities if mandatory proof of CE Marking at tender stage was instigated.

The company, based at Carrwood Rd, Chesterfield has solicited the support of local MP Toby Perkins and the Bathroom Manufacturers Association to host a briefing session for MP’s in Westminster.

Aiming to highlight the obvious shortfalls of legislation that currently goes completely unchecked, the briefing detailed to MPs how contractors are regularly substituting unlawful and inferior products in the final fit, through either lack of knowledge in the law or in ignorance for the cheapest option.

Franke Sisson’s managing director, Andy Dukelow says: “This is a problem right across the building industry not just in our sector. Without a CE Mark on products for bathrooms and washrooms, consumers may endure scalding injuries, product failure under load and ultimately products will fail completely, there is no back up and absolutely no guarantee.

“Those manufacturers and suppliers who have made the investment to comply, with what is actually a law not just a guideline, will continue to be undercut by non-conforming companies putting UK jobs at risk. I am personally deeply frustrated by the slow pace of understanding at Government level, this is a UK Law, and one of the few that could offer UK business a tangible level of support and actually add longevity to cash savings to the British tax payer.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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