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Belfast's Crossen Engineering sees demand surge for new PPE visor

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Product: Paul Crossen

Product: Paul Crossen

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Product: Paul Crossen

East Belfast-based manufacturer Crossen Engineering has seen its business surge as requests from beauticians and hairdressers flood in for its new visors.

The company, run by the Crossen family, makes plastics for the healthcare sector as well as metal parts for other sectors.

A downturn in business at the beginning of lockdown saw it enter into a collaboration with other manufacturers and firms via a funding process to create Hero Shields protective visors for healthcare workers. That business has become more lucrative, seeing Crossen produce over 70,000 visors per week.