|TIMCON, the Timber Packaging and Pallet Confederation, has warned that the timber industry has entered unchartered territory in wood availability. Shortages in the supply of small logs have reached an unprecedented level due to the ongoing combination of high global demand and supply scarcities. Timber prices have risen rapidly in recent months, up to 20% in some cases.
The confederation held a general meeting on March 14th in Manchester to help its members, particularly manufacturers, understand and discuss a response to the latest developments in this area. Mark Sheeran, Managing Director and Fergal Moran, Business Development Director at CJ Sheeran were in attendance.
“CJ Sheeran have endeavoured to absorb these price increases insofar as has been possible and have embarked on various pallet projects with our customers to look at alternative pallet specifications, for example, to hone in on where cost savings can be made so as to mitigate the effects of this situation”, said Mark. “As a supplier committed to sustainable customer relationships built on trust and transparency, we are supporting and working collaboratively with our customers to tailor a cost-effective solution to meet their business needs” added Fergal.