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Unlike the vast majority of tile importers in Australia Metz only import ceramic tiles from Europe – predominantly from Italy and Germany.

All our supplier factories are continuing production as normal, with now well established Covid protocols in place.

The blockage of the Suez Canal has now been cleared and so the direct delay caused will impact only a handful of Metz orders currently in transit.

The general disruption to world shipping caused by Covid-19 does remain, so in general shipments from most destinations are taking slightly longer than pre-Covid. Our advice to client remains to allow shipping to take 1-2 weeks longer than usual for the foreseeable future.  

Metz has extensive quality European tile stocks already in Australia. We are well stocked for specialty slip resistant and architectural tiles, however if you have potential projects it would be prudent to talk to your local Metz representative as soon as possible to secure stocks.

Thanks again to all for your ongoing support of Metz over what continues to be trying times.

Ian & Stuart Ellis
Owners, Metz Specialty Materials Pty Ltd

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Metz only import ceramic tiles from Europe – predominantly from Italy and Germany.

All our supplier factories are continuing production as normal, with Covid protocols in place.

Shipping from Europe has been delayed by the blockage of the Suez Canal. The extent of delays will not become clear until the vessel is freed – but at this stage realistically a min 2 week delay is expected.

Metz has extensive quality European tile stocks already in Australia. We are well stocked for specialty slip resistant and architectural tiles, however if you have potential projects it would be prudent to talk to your local Metz representative as soon as possible to secure stocks.

Thanks to all for your ongoing support of Metz over what continues to be trying times.

Ian & Stuart Ellis
Owners, Metz Specialty Materials Pty Ltd

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Metz only import ceramic tiles from Europe – predominantly Italy and Germany.

All our supplier factories are producing as normal, with Covid protocols in place.

Shipping of containers is relatively normal with the odd seasonal delay over the past few weeks.  In general there is a world-wide shortage of shipping containers as the usual flow of these has dramatically changed over the last 6 months or so. This has in conjunction altered some sailing schedules, destination ports and routes as the shipping lines “tinker” with altering demand.

Metz recommendation to clients is to allow a minimum of 1 – 2 weeks extra over normal supply times and an allowance of 3 – 4 weeks extra over is prudent.

The message is still that Metz has extensive stocks already in Australia, which we have increased over recent months.

Thanks to all for your ongoing support of Metz over what has been a testing and difficult year.

 We take this opportunity to wish the very best to all of you, your families and your businesses for 2021

Ian & Stuart Ellis
Owners, Metz Specialty Materials Pty Ltd

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The Metz Collingwood Design Gallery continues to operate. We have our staff working remotely so that they can still deliver the high standard of expertise that we offer our clients.

Metz has quality European tile stocks in Australia in both our Sydney and Perth warehouses. 

Please contact your sales representative or call 1300 730 062 for further assistance. If you would prefer to email our Design Gallery please send to melbourne@metztiles.com.au.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Metz in these extremely difficult times.

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Metz only import ceramic tiles from Europe – predominantly Italy and Germany.

Italian tile manufacturers are manufacturing again. There was a backlog of orders however this is rapidly decreasing.  

German pool and kitchen tile production remains unaffected.

Our recommendation to clients is to allow a minimum of 2 weeks extra over normal supply times and an allowance of 4 weeks extra over is prudent.

The message is still that Metz has extensive stocks already in Australia (still around 110,000mof quality European tiles) and a significant number of containers on the water today heading for our Perth and Sydney warehouses.

Thanks to all for your ongoing support of Metz in these extremely difficult times.

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The warehouse boys doing a great job keeping the customers orders going out the door and abiding by the social distancing rules to keep everyone safe and healthy – business as usual for the Metz warehouse team……

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Metz only import ceramic tiles from Europe – predominantly Italy and Germany.

Italian tile manufacturers are shipping again following the reopening of their logistics and dispatch operations. there are some restrictions on number of containers in loading docks at any one time, however this impact is minimal. Production departments are expected to gear up next week following the Easter brake, however this is yet to be confirmed.

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Metz continues to operate and we are happy to sensibly welcome you to any of our galleries.

We have more staff working remotely than usual, and to avoid any unnecessary congestion we recommend making an appointment before visiting our galleries.

Please contact your sales representative, email the relevant state office or call 1300 730 062 for assistance.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

 

Ian & Stuart Ellis
Owners, Metz Specialty Materials Pty Ltd

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Like many Australian companies Metz has made a donation after seeing the harrowing images from the fires of summer 2019/20. In our case it was to the Red Cross Appeal.

We are a mid-sized company with limited resources but yet we wanted to do more to support communities devastated by the fires, especially to assist the rebuild of local government and other community facilities as these are the organisations that have been key to our success in the supply of ceramic tiles over many years.

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