Shortage of components leads to delivery difficulties

The current supply situation of ceramic capacitors (MLCCs), cables/black strands, displays and power supplies has been making the market more difficult for some time now.

This allocation has also had a massive impact on our division. As a result, we are struggling with increasing delivery times and prices - but we never lose sight of our partners.

Therefore, we would like to inform you today about the tense situation and ask for your understanding that there may be delays in delivery and price adjustments.

Unfortunately, it is still not possible to predict when the entire situation in the procurement market for electronic components will ease. New messages from suppliers and manufacturers with long delivery times arrive almost daily.

Currently, this ranges from >30 weeks to allocation.

We will keep you informed, but please do not expect an improvement in delivery capacity in the coming months. Efforts by the semiconductor industry to significantly increase production will not take effect before 2019 (currently from Markt & Technik 10/2018). The procurement market for raw materials will also be significantly impacted by the high demand for silicon, ceramic substrates and aluminum, for example. We expect prices to rise and delivery times to remain very long.

In summary, we recommend that you re-examine outline agreements and forecasts in order to adjust to the given situation.

Our recommendation: The plans should already cover the first quarter of 2019.

We know that we demand a lot here, but this is in the interest of our customers and partners. With more than 40 years of experience in this market, you have a partner at your side who can meet this challenge.
The ehb team is always at your disposal for further questions.

Sales international

Alexander Knäbe
Tel. +49-511-12 32 07-60

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