Important Information Production Leadtimes

Unchanged situation manufacturers capacities and announced additional price increases

Dear Customer,
the first half year 2017 confronted us with price increases due to raw materials and extremely long delivery times
from virtually all of our major suppliers . Unfortunately no changes can be reported , we are sure that with a lot
of articles you are facing similar problems . In short we have the following situation as per today on the production lead times:
(transport transit time comes on top of this )

Mandrel built hose ContiTech Canada 10-12 weeks
Extruded Hose USA 6 weeks
Braided hose USA (steel and textile ) 9 weeks
Mandrel built hose SEL 20 - 25 weeks depending on type/diameter
Extruded hose SEL 16 weeks
Extruded hose Optimit 12 - 50 weeks depending on type / diameter
Hydraulic hose braided 20-50 weeks depending on type/diameter
Hydraulic Hose 4SP similar 20 - 30 weeks
PVC Spiral hose 6-10 weeks
PVC braided hose 6 weeks
PVC Flat hose 6 weeks
Tricoflex products 4 weeks

First half of 2017 also confronted us with all out price increases , producers using increased raw material prices
as major argument. Since then raw material prices have dropped, but we cannot see that hose producers are
reducing their selling prices. EATON SEL POLIMER has even announced a second 6% price increase for deliveries October 2017 onwards