In news that began to circulate on social media yesterday, Promac (Window Machinery Sales Ltd) have confirmed to industry media that they are to be placed into administration in the coming days.

The news of the trouble at Promac is juxtaposed with an industry that is experiencing incredible levels of demand that is putting immense pressure on the supply chain from top to bottom.

A brief history of Promac, according to their website:

In 1979 Window Machinery Sales Limited was the first Company to sell PVC Machinery in the UK. David Stockton-Chalk and Derek Bonnard have been a significant part of not only PVC but Glass and Aluminium machinery since those early days. The Company has proudly built up strong relationships with German & Italian manufacturers who they have worked closely with to develop total UK marketplace solutions. In 1993 the trading name of Promac (“Professional Machinery”) was initiated because this more correctly reflected the new fully automated machinery that major fabricators in the UK were now investing in.

Their Twitter and Facebook pages have become disabled. Some reaction has begun to hit social media, specifically on Linkedin and Twitter.

One point that has been levelled at me over the last few weeks is that despite the high levels of demand, the broken nature of the supply chain means that there will be some casualties in the coming weeks and months, some in part down to cash flow. There has been no information stated so far as to the reason for the problems at Promac.

Any new information on this story will be updated here in due course.

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