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