Fire Recovery Update: June 4. We are excited to announce that we have commenced production of some of our product lines at our new facility in Wingfield. In the coming weeks we will continue to commission plant and bring online additional production lines.
On the night of Sunday February 17, 2019 Derby Rubber was the victim of a targeted arson attack. Damage to the building and stock was extensive and some processing equipment was destroyed. If it were not for the quick actions of the NSW Police and NSW Fire and Rescue, who happened to be passing by that evening, then the outcome would have been much worse.
After 55 years on our original site, it has been a heart-wrenching experience for us all.
We have been overwhelmed by the support and offers of assistance from fellow businesses in overcoming this tragedy. By working with a selection of them we have been able to maintain manufacturing some of our product lines whilst we relocate our equipment to new premises.
We also wish to acknowledge the patience of our loyal customers. We want to reassure you that we are recovering ahead of our initial expectations and we look forward to bringing you another update very soon.
We will overcome this.