Fire investigators are sifting through the remains of a 4,000 square metre glasshouse, dispatch complex at Sakata in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, which caught fire in the early hours of 24 April.
UK territory manager Ian Riggs said: “When the fire broke out, a thermal screen was caught alight and this dropped on to the floor and hit trays and pots. It spread to the dispatch and office area where our computers, records and label stock were held.
“We were lucky that those working on site had just finished the dispatch for the day. Mostly it has affected our dispatch we anticipate we will overcome this within 7-10 days.
“We had immediate offers of help from other Sakata divisions in Europe and from friends in the industry. Our customers have been a great help and we are working closely with them on their orders. We have to look positively at what has happened and carry on working.
“We have not yet had a value of the damage done and no cause has been found yet but it is suspected that it was an electrical fault.”
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