2020 has been an extraordinary year for everyone and the steel industry has, like every industry, been affected by the worldwide pandemic.
After the initial quiet few months of lockdown, there has been a significant bounce-back in demand from the initial impact of the Covid crisis. This has meant that steel mills do not have the capacity to keep up with current demand levels, leading to shortages in the supply chain for many steel products, including pre-painted steel.
Simultaneously, the cost of raw materials used in steel making such as iron-ore have continued to rise as the world moves through the stages of the pandemic.
All steel mills have consequently announced increases in their prices with effect from October 1st and we will be in contact with our customers directly to inform them of the changes this will make to our pricing structure.