Redacción AlabrentThe core priority for XSYS is to deal with significant shortages across materials used in the production of components and housing for ThermoFlexX imagers and Catena processing equipment. Material cost has increased by 10–20% already in 2021 with no indication for recovery throughout 2022. In particular, XSYS is experiencing significant cost increases across the following inputs and materials:
- Steel and plastics: Global shortages have caused price increases of at least 15% in 2021
- Electronics: Global shortages and supply chain issues resulted in double-digit price increases in 2021, and price increases have already been announced for 2022
- Energy: Soaring gas and electricity prices are increasing production costs for XSYS and its suppliers
- Logistics: Sea and land freight costs have increased not only for direct shipments to the customers of XSYS but also indirectly, further contributing to inflation of all input materials.
While some inflationary developments can be absorbed by implementing efficiency improvements as well as qualifying alternative suppliers, extraordinary and persistent inflation levels now leave XSYS no other option than to implement a price increase of 10–15% across the ThermoFlexX imagers and ThermoFlexX Catena equipment, as well as on spare parts and service agreements.
Friedrich von Rechteren, Global Commercial VP at XSYS, concludes: “We understand that this price increase is adding pressure to the business of our customers during these difficult circumstances, and it has not been an easy choice for us to make. However, to ensure consistent and reliable supply to our customers, we see no other way than passing on some of these costs.”