Escunews - February 2018 Edition

Restrictions on the commodity markets

Throughout 2017, demand for raw materials in the automotive, electrical and electronics markets has increased significantly. At Escubedo we have worked hard to respond to the needs of our clients and to meet all our commitments. We believe that, despite some specific difficulties, we have achieved this, but our goal is to do it even better next year.

For this reason and with an awareness of the current market situation, we would like to ask our clients for a careful forecast of their needs, as far as possible, so allowing us to plan both the supply of raw materials and the manufacture of our products in a timely manner. This will help us improve our service and, therefore, will be of benefit to our clients.


Price rise in raw materials


As a result of current economic activity, demand for non-ferrous metals, such as brass and copper alloys, and steel has increased considerably in recent months. This has led to laminated product manufacturers working at full capacity since then, causing an increase in the cost of processing and in the price of raw materials at the same time.

These rising costs have finally impacted our business and, as a result, Escubedo will increase the prices of its products. The increase will be reflected in our catalogue of products and will be effective as of January 1, 2018.

Escubedo workers take part in the Oxfam Trailwalker Girona 2018

Rubén Sarabia, Joan Rota, Manu Cortés, Jordi Gali, Jordi Feliu and Vanessa Roura are the brave and caring members of the Escubedo team taking part in the Oxfam Trailwalker Girona 2018. This charity sports challenge, taking place on 14 and 15 April, consists of walking the 100 km of the Girona Narrow-Gauge Railway Route (now a greenway), stretching from Olot to Sant Feliu de Guíxols, in 32 hours or less.

Of the six team members, only four will undertake the physical challenge; the two remaining members will provide support, waiting for their colleagues at each control point with refreshments, clean clothes and plenty of encouragement.

The purpose of completing the challenge is to obtain donations for more than 400 cooperation, humanitarian action, fair trade and awareness-raising projects in over 90 countries. This year, the charity event is focusing on providing millions of people with easier access to drinking water, so that women and children no longer have to walk several kilometres each day to obtain it.

We’d like to offer the Escubedo team all our encouragement and support! We’re sure you’ll make it!