PIAS COO Nick Hartley has said that despite the loss of 3.2m units in Tuesday morning's blaze at the Sony DADC warehouse in Enfield, the two companies have put together a remarkably quick contingency plan that sees Sony DADC taking warehouse space elsewhere.
It's IT systems, which are largely run from Austria, are also intact and PIAS is moving stock from Brussels and other warehouses abroad to enable picking and packing of available releases from next week.
"We are bringing stock in from Europe and it is our top priority to get releases out," said Hartley.
He added that because PIAS also manufactures around 30-40 of the 150 odd labels it distributes, including Ninja Tune and Beggars, many small labels will be able to remanufacture shortly. "We are doing everything we can to support them," said Hartley.
PIAS founder and CEO Kenny Gates added: "The PIAS team has been working around the clock to limit the damage. We know that the livelihood of many talented, passionate and hard working music people, artists and small and bigger labels is at stake and depend on our actions and those of Sony DADC."
The response to the crisis from labels has been encouraging. Ninja head of international Jamie Collinson said that at least the fire took place in August - a relatively quiet period for new releases.