Pandemic lockdowns continue to cause turmoil around Australia, causing significant delays across the majority of manufacturing industries.
These disruptions are being caused by continued lockdowns, a shortage of workers due to COVID-19 and factories being shut down around the world due to economic downturn.
Since the pandemic started in March 2020, everything from home appliances to cars have been delayed due to disruptions in the supply chain, leaving empty shelves and creating longer lead times when ordering products from overseas.
Unfortunately the hose and fitting industry is not immune to these disruptions. In the past 12 months we’ve noticed huge delays from overseas suppliers caused by an increase in demand as Australian suppliers’ stock limits plummet and prices increase.
In the past 12 months we’ve noticed huge delays from overseas suppliers caused by an increase in demand as Australian suppliers’ stock limits plummet and prices increase.
With the increase in demand for products, we’ve seen both an increase in freight pricing and overseas prices, which flows down and causes significant price hikes for goods being purchased here in Australia.
A backlog of shipping containers stretch as far as the eye can see in Chinese ports as freight companies increase the cost of shipping containers, putting even more pressure on suppliers and consumers here in Australia.
But the backlog isn’t the only issue affecting freight being shipped from China. As an industry that relies heavily on stock sourced from Chinese factories, the China trade conflict is also affecting the supply and demand of hoses and fittings.
As an industry that relies heavily on stock sourced from Chinese factories, the China trade conflict is also affecting the supply and demand of hoses and fittings.
Throughout the last 12 months tensions have been rising between Australia and China and some significant restrictions and tariffs have been sanctioned. As Australia’s biggest trade partner, these issues trickle through and impact businesses here in Australia who supply products normally sourced directly from China.
Avoid delays with Pacific Hoseflex
You can avoid these delays when you order through Pacific Hoseflex.
We’ve invested in 4 CNC machines that have both turning and milling capabilities. These machines are extremely useful when you need high precision and accuracy, allowing us to cut and shape parts to a predetermined size using an advanced software program.
We manufacture high-quality machined and fabricated components and go the extra mile to ensure every product we supply meets our strict quality standards. These CNC machines allow us to be self-sufficient, reduce delays in supply and we can ship your order sooner.
Call us for a chat if you’d like to know more about our CNC machining capabilities. Contact our QLD office on 07 5593 4292, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, our Victorian office on 03 8566 7250 or email email@example.com, or if you’re in WA call us on 08 9468 2840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org