Unfortunately it is that time of year again........................(Our regular clients will know that we normally apply an annual price increase on 1st January to offset the ravages of the previous years inflation).
Due to the relentless pressure on back-office costs, energy, freight, sundries etc. there is a global price increase of 3% scheduled for all goods and services on 01/01/2018. This increase will apply to all goods and services not paid for before 31/12/2017. In addition to a global increase we have been forced to apply a small increase(2%-3%, item dependent) to some products and services which have been adversely affected by the recent currency exchange rates. The minimum order value will not be increased for the time being.
We do always try to keep these increases to the minimum, absorbing some where possible with increased efficiency or larger quantity orders however, the currency situation cannot be ignored nor the burden fully borne by us any longer.
We shall close at 12 noon on 22nd December 2017 and re-open a 9am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
As we are calculating above we note that there is currently considerable upward pressure on crude oil prices so we are also projecting a possible price increase on petrochemical/plastic items some time around weeks 9 -13 of 2018. So any forward planning/ordering you can manage for those items is likely to pay off in the medium term we are sure.