Rugby apparel and equipment supplier Rhino Rugby has revealed that the company has suffered a significant loss of stock in a warehouse fire on Sunday night.
British brand Rhino, whose scrum machines, tackle bags and other training equipment is used by scores of elite teams, revealed in a statement today that the fire at the brand’s Cardiff warehouse on Sunday night (8 November).
The fire, which began in an adjacent industrial unit, required 80 fires and 12 fire engines to bring under control and destroyed a “large percentage” of the company’s stock – which includes training and off field apparel, as well as a thriving teamwear range.
Dave Reynish, managing director, Rhino said: “This is devastating news for us, but we wanted to reassure our loyal customers that we have already re-ordered fast-selling stock lines to minimise delay. It is very much business as usual and we continue to take orders across our entire range on rhino.direct.
“We will be contacting anyone affected with an update and, as all of our scrum machines, hit shields and tackles bags are made in the UK, we are working hard to ensure the delays are kept to a minimum.”
Rhino’s central HQ in Cardiff was unaffected by the fire, but the brands website is currently projecting that new orders will take 8-10 weeks to ship.