Manufacturer’s body BEAMA has issued a further update on the availability of materials for the supply of metallic and non-metallic cable management systems (CMSs). It warns that long lead times for CMS supplies are expected to continue into
Q1 2022, coupled with increasing raw material costs. Factors cited to be behind the ongoing supply problems now include shipping and even shortages of timber and cardboard which are affecting packaging.
BEAMA reiterates the continuing need for distributors and installers to engage with manufacturers as early as possible about their ongoing CMS requirements.
ECA’s CEO, Steve Bratt added: “Extra care should be taken when planning projects, and with project costings. For many, ongoing delays in the availability of some CMS materials will continue to have a negative impact on cost and completion time.
"With this in mind, our advice to the industry is to order your CMS materials in good time to ensure you can finish as planned. ECA will keep Members informed as the situation develops.”
Read the full statement here.