After years of low or static prices we are seeing a big shift upwards in material supplies globally.
This has been driven by increasing demand and capacity reduction over the past decade as paper mills closed as uneconomic or environmentally unfriendly. New capacity is not meeting growth demand. It is further impacted by the relative reduced buying power of the NZ $ and rising oil prices affecting freight costs. We have already been notified of increases as high as 8% – in a practical sense this means costs have gone up immediately.
Please talk with our team to see what we can do to assist you redesign your processes to save money.