Posted on 3/26/2022 at 8:30AM in Chinese Website
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Dear Valued Program Distributor:
3月8日，美国保必丽暂停所有批准项目的特别优惠价格。原因是由于占据不锈钢成本50%的关键成分 - 镍的市场价格出现了意外的剧增和波动。美国保必丽无法预测未来的价格走势，不得不做出上述决定。
On March 8, Bobrick suspended special discounting for qualifying projects in response to the unprecedented surge and volatility in the price of nickel, a key ingredicent of stainless steel that contributes approximately half of its cost. We made the decision because we lacked the visibility to continue discounting.
Bobrick also understands the commitments that you make to your customers. We want to assure you that Bobrick will honor quotes on projects with special pricing and terms, issued between November 1, 2021 and March 8, 2022. If minor adjustments need to be made based on product mix and quantities, please consult your sales representative.
As you may be aware, the London Metals Exchange, in an unprecedented move, shutdown trading on March 8 and resumed more than one week later on March 16. While the cost of nickel appears to be normalizing, the current cost range is still at a historic high. At the current price of $30,000 per metric ton, nickel is 62% higher than the average price in 2021. Moreover, Russia is the third-largest producer of nickel, supplying 10% of the global market. As the conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues, and the threat of escalation remains, the supply and pricing of nickel is vulnerable to shortages and volatility.
Therefore, we do not yet have line of sight to be able to resume project discounting. In the meantime, we ask that you use your current Bobrick pricing available through iBob to quote jobs that are bidding now.
In closing, Bobrick is committed to offering transparency in these unprecedented times. We ask for your patience as we weather this storm together and we will keep you informed as we learn more. Thank you for your ongoing business and support.
24 March 2022
Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.
6901 Tujunga Avenue,
North Hollywood, California 91605-6213