Update to Global Supply Issues

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As the world continues to emerge from the grip of the COVID pandemic, demand for finished goods and raw materials exceeds the ability of the supply chain to keep pace. 

It’s going to take global supply and production networks some time yet to catch up with both the backlog from lockdown and the high ‘recovery’ demand. We have previously indicated that for many manufacturers it will be several months before things are back to ‘normal’ or full capacity. 

The ongoing delay in raw material supplies and disruption to global transportation routes in general, was expected to ease in the second half of this year, 2021. However, these pressures have in fact increased, exacerbating this industry-wide and global issue.

What Reesink and The Toro Company are doing specifically to help the situation is investing resources to support availability – including paying additional airfreight on accessory items and/or other premiums to secure equipment from other Toro distributors, where there’s the option. 

However, the delay on many Toro models remains approximately 6-7 months from placing your order and may be longer on some specific models. While the situation is expected to improve marginally into 2022, at the current rate of demand it is likely that this length of delivery delay will be apparent through next year.

We thank all our dealers and customers for your support, patience and understanding as we navigate these turbulent times with our supplier partners. 

Best wishes, 

David Cole

Reesink UK LTD managing director