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.
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 110,000m2 of 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. All the best to all of you, your families and your businesses.
Ian & Stuart Ellis
Owners, Metz Specialty Materials Pty Ltd