A word from the boss

What will the real wave be in 2022?

What a year we have been through! We learned to surf on the 3rd wave, then the 4th (Delta) and now on the 5th (Omicron). If the intention of this famous virus is to have us use the whole Greek alphabet with its variants, we are not yet out of the woods (24 letters).

However, the real wave that the entire woodworking sector is currently facing is the one caused by rising prices. It is a groundswell that may cause many inconveniences to our customers.

Production times continue to lengthen and many manufacturers no longer know where to put their heads. Many of them accept orders conditionally on an indefinite date and at the price in force at the time of production.

Even more worrying is the phenomenal increase in transit costs. A 40' container now costs 5 times more than in 2020. Even more worrying is the phenomenal increase in transit costs. A 40' container now costs 5 times more than in 2020. And as if that was not enough, shipping companies require a premium to be placed on a priority departure list otherwise the delays will be longer...

As the Boss has pointed out several times in his previous posts, prices will rise exponentially in many cases and, unfortunately, there does not seem to be a vaccine against it, except understanding.

Happy New Year 2022 despite all!


Great news for fall! (21-10-29)

The woodworking sector continues to be very busy due to sustained demand and delays caused by interruptions in the supply chain. The upward pressure on prices continues and it will soon become difficult to resist an increase of our own.

In this active period of the fall, the Boss is particularly proud to be able to present his brand new transactional website. The popularity of e-commerce had made him realize the correctness of carrying out a complete redesign of the old site that had run its course and, frankly, no longer met expectations.

Easier to access, with more content and a better search engine, one may still find some typos but we count on your kindness to help us improve.

Thank you for your continued support!


Something new for the start of the school year!(21-09-01)

The coming of summer was the forerunner of good news: a pandemic on the way out, an expected summer vacation and more freedom ...

But the Covid does not seem to have said its last word with its variants and Mother Nature made us feel hot, even "too" hot in some places. And as if that wasn't enough, our political leaders decided to add a layer ...

For our part, note that the woodworking sector continues to be very busy because of the sustained demand and delays due to lead times. The pressure on prices to rise continues and it will be difficult not to increase them.

During this back-to-school period, the Boss is particularly proud to be able to present his brand new transactional website. The popularity of e-commerce had made him realize the importance of carrying out a complete overhaul of the old site which had had its day and frankly no longer met expectations.

Easier to access, with more content and a better search engine, we may still find some typos there, but we are counting on your kindness to help us get it right.

Bye bye summer, welcome fall!


Business is getting tougher! (21-05-01)

Recently, the Boss said he was very satisfied with the sustained recovery of business in the industry as well as in stores and on the Internet. However, he was concerned about some of the supply problems that are becoming more and more common today.

The popularity of working from home and very low interest rates mean that the real estate market is overheating, the construction and renovation industry is moving at high speed and the wood sector is struggling to supply demand as it continues to grow.

In the face of a strong global economic recovery, a large bubble is swelling due to a lack of inventory, long and costly supply delays, production backlogs among manufacturers due to the scarcity of raw materials. The spiral of price increases has started to move and we have already found the big culprit for all this: Covid of course.

For us, the factory dispatch dates for the majority of our import orders are between 6 and 12 months. Therefore, if you had plans for 2021, arm yourself with patience.

Fortunately, vaccination is slowly making its way and we can start dreaming of a return to a semblance of normal life in the summer. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine to speed up the delivery of back orders as well as the maintenance of price stability.

Get vaccinated, it's free and you can enjoy the summer!