A SPECIALIST UK visor firm in Runcorn has completed an order of 1.2million healthcare PPE visors for NHS Scotland in the fight against Covid-19.

Supreme Visors, who donated the equipment this week, were contacted in mid-March by a company who makes protective head gear that had secured the order from NHS Scotland.

Owner of the business and engineer Paul Ferguson designed a new visor for the face shields over a weekend and production started in earnest with an extra shift laid on whilst increasing production to six days a week.

The company were manufacturing up to 50,000 visors per day at a rate of just over one visor per second to meet the order.

Paul said: “We are of course delighted to be able to put our expertise to use to assist in the global fight against the pandemic. Our knowledge of ‘neck up’ protective equipment means we have been able to provide NHS staff with PPE kit that is fit for purpose.”

Supreme Visors is a privately owned business that was founded in 1980 and is based in Runcorn, Cheshire. As one of the UK’s leading visor companies, Supreme Visors supplies quality safety products that are used in a wide variety of applications from shot blasting and paint spraying to riot protection and laser warfare.

The firm is about to start manufacturing visors for a follow-on order from NHS Scotland.

They have also received orders from other European countries and is now shipping its specialist PPE equipment to hospitals in Denmark, Sweden, Spain, Germany, Lithuania and France.