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IBC takes the impending Brexit situation very seriously and has over the last several months consulted with all our manufacturing and supplier partners, reviewed supply chains, logistics and stocking options.The manufacturers and suppliers that IBC represents do not rely on UK based facilities or supports [except Trend Controls Ltd] and all ship from the European mainland and have restructured supply chains to avoid transhipping through UK, if necessary. The only exception is Trend Controls Ltd who are continuing to manufacture in Horsham, UK. Please note that if you have any specific projects with specialised controllers i.e. IQ4e/XNC, IQ41xx, IQ422xx, IQEcos, 24v or IQ4e/LAN versions please let us know so we can prepare. In this context IBC will be holding additional stocks of controllers and peripherals [3 months’ supply]. Please refer statement from Trend Controls Ltd in response our Brexit readiness questions:
‘For our Partners and Customers that operate outside the UK, we are developing country and product-specific contingency plans to minimise disruptions. This includes ensuring readiness, if needed, to obtain new product certifications and regulatory compliance, preparing for possible border delays, and developing short-term contingency plans for sourcing’Please endeavour to place orders as early as possible to mitigate any potential supply chain delays. IBC is confident that it can ensure supply no matter what kind of Brexit unfolds.