Statement on Pickering’s BREXIT preparations - Status at February 2019
BREXIT (the UK’s exit from the European Union) may raise concerns and questions with some of Pickering’s customers and suppliers. Therefore, the below is an overview of Pickering’s plans to manage and avoid any disruption, as a result of an orderly or disorderly BREXIT.
This page will be updated with more details as more information becomes available.
BREXIT - Current situation
The UK is due to leave the European Union (EU) on 29th March 2019, negotiations between the UK government and the EU are currently on-going. However, the decision to leave the Customs Union is very likely to be extended with a 21-month Transition Period until 31st December 2020 (the transition period is dependent upon the EU and UK agreeing a full withdrawal treaty before 29th March 2019).
Pickering’s preparations and planning for BREXIT
Pickering is a UK owned and headquartered group that exports approximately 90% of its products to principal markets throughout Europe, North America and Asia. In addition to the UK factory in Clacton-on-Sea, Pickering already has the majority of its manufacturing operations, for both Pickering Interfaces and Pickering Electronics, inside the EU, with company owned facilities situated in Trinec in the Czech Republic, with over 200 employees. Additionally, Pickering has its own EU based sales offices in Germany, France, Sweden and the Czech Republic; thus Pickering is already well prepared for BREXIT.
Orders and Shipping to the EU
Pickering plan to be able to ship all products destined for EU countries from our facilities in Trinec, Czech Republic.
Orders and Shipping to the UK
Pickering plan to be able to ship all products destined for the UK from our facilities in Clacton-on-Sea, UK.
Orders and Shipping to outside the EU
It is expected that all current trade agreements that the EU has with 3rd countries will also apply to the UK after BREXIT, therefore Pickering will continue to ship mostly from the UK. In the event that a customer prefers shipping from within the EU, Pickering will accommodate this by shipping direct from Trinec, Czech Republic.
Pickering Group Worldwide facilities
Pickering UK facilities:
4000m² in Clacton-on-Sea, UK.
Pickering Czech facilities: (established in 2004)
3000m² in Trinec, Czech Republic.
Additional 3000m² facility under construction in Bystrice, Czech Republic, completion Summer 2019.
Planning for 4000m² facility in Bystrice, Czech Republic, construction in early 2020's.
Pickering Sales/Support offices:
US, UK, China, Germany, France, Czech Republic and Sweden.