CoronavirusWe are nearly at the time of year , when all Manafacturers would say , you must order by 6th November to get your delivery before Christmas , However as we all know this year has been very different due to Covid 19
and most cut of dates for Christmas have already come and Gone.
We are very much at the Stage now , that if we have something in stock and you like it , Purchase it now even you do not want it for a few weeks , as we really do not know when most Manafacturers will deliver as we and them are working Hand to Mouth.
Companies that we deal with Like Gainsborough, Hypnos, Millbrook, relyon, Sleepeezee, Salus, sealy, Highgrove, Siesta, are all struggling badly for pocket springs , as these companies purchase their springs from a Company called Leggatt & Platt who provide 80% off of all Uk Manafacturers with spring units , However since lockdown finished in Early June , they have been working with around 50% off their workforce on a 9 weeks back log as of early June , which has grown in most cases to 10 Weeks now , They are also short of a Fabric called Spunbond this is a calico style fabric that houses the springs , This is very scarce too as 70% off what is produced goes straight to the Nhs to be used in PPE .
However it is not only the Springs that are in short Supply , Memory foam used by Salus , Sleepeezee Komfi, Mammoth and Sonlevo is another major problem , to make the foam you need a Liquid solution called TiD Their are only 2 companies in Europe make this solution , and they cannot keep up with Supply , and the price goes up week on week as Demands out weighs Supply. So many Manafacturers are having to put their prices up to us every Month or so , Another reason why if you see something and can afford to purchase , get it now before the price goes up.
Companies like Dunlopillo who specialise in Latex products are also struggling for Latex and thus are quoting 12-14 weeks on New Orders , So please Remember these are industry and Global Problems .