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STARLAB Brexit Contingency Planning

With the ongoing preparations for the UK‘s withdrawal from the EU in March 2019, STARLAB is committed to ensuring zero or very little impact on the supply of our products and services to our customers.

Supply chain / stock control
We are in close contact with our extensive manufacturing and supply chain in the UK, Europe and around the world. STARLAB is in the fortunate position of having the flexibility of choice for sourcing many of our key lines. At this stage, we do not envisage that our customers will see any difference in the availability of our products. We have temporarily increased stock levels for many key lines whilst we await solid news from the Government concerning a final deal and any subsequent changes to the country‘s border.

Lead times

At this time, and with contingency stock planning already in operation, STARLAB does not feel there will be any changes to our current lead times for customer orders. We will continue to review our stock levels in line with any Government updates released on Brexit and, if necessary, change our processes accordingly to ensure a continual supply.

Pricing
STARLAB will not be using Brexit as an excuse for blanket price increases, although we will carry out our usual annual price review in January. At this stage, it is still not clear what changes might lie ahead with regards to import duties or tariffs during 2019. STARLAB would like to assure its customers that any price increases that result from Brexit will kept to an absolute minimum.

At present, the whole country is waiting for a decision on how the UK will trade with Europe post March 2019. In the meantime, STARLAB is doing everything possible to safeguard the excellent service we provide to our customers.

STARLAB (UK), LTD
September 2018