ADJUSTMENTS TO THE SURCHARGE
As before, we have had to contend with extremely volatile prices on the raw material markets, with the prices for hot-rolled wide strip steel in particular being almost impossible to predict due to the ongoing market dynamics. WIKUS is absorbing a considerable part of the price increases and supply bottlenecks in the steel trade through numerous measures, such as increasing production capacities, but there is currently no end in sight to the unstable price factors. We will therefore continue to rely on a variable surcharge in order to be able to maintain our ability to deliver.
Many customers have expressed their understanding for this measure, but have also expressed a desire for change. We are taking the feedback from our customers very seriously and will therefore make some adjustments starting from November 1st, 2023, so that you can benefit from better predictability in particular.