LED trunking systems at stable prices. Freight rates for containers from Asia have been rising for several months. Companies that source their goods from outside Europe have to increase product prices to remain profitable. Only manufacturers who buy and produce locally are independent of this development. Just like Wasco GmbH. In its own factory in Lower Saxony, the company produces LED indoor trunking systems – which meet high demands in terms of value, reliability and efficiency. This enables the company to guarantee consistently very good quality at constant prices. In order to continue to meet the increasing demand, Wasco is currently doubling its production area at its home location in Upgant-Schott, so that a delivery time of 1-4 weeks remains possible.
Rising demand, few containers and doubling freight rates – anyone who wants to ship something by sea these days has to reckon with immense costs and plenty of time. The Asian container shipping companies have more than doubled their prices. The reason for this is the high demand, which exceeds the freight supply. Importing companies, regardless of sea or air freight, usually have no choice but to pay the high sums. In order to cover the rising costs, product prices are raised as a consequence.
Use location advantage
In this context, companies that produce in Germany have an advantage – such as Wasco GmbH. Since 1998, the specialist for modern LED indoor trunking systems has been offering its products “Made in Germany”. Local production ensures that hardly any goods have to be imported from Asia. “We buy from European world market leaders and produce in Germany. This allows us to offer a reliably high quality standard and we are independent of the container shipping companies,” explains Katharina Alberts, Wasco Group spokesperson.
Wasco doubles production area
In order to be able to react even faster and more flexibly to enquiries in the future, the specialist for modern hall lighting strips is currently doubling its production area in Upgant-Schott. “The expansion is a clear commitment to our location and also an important sign for the economy, employees and customers,” explains Alberts. This means that proven products such as the one-component product trio Madox, Indox 11-pole and Redox in IP66 can be offered with the usual high quality and, above all, at stable and favourable prices. In order to be able to offer even more cost benefits and to make luminaire installation at the end customer’s even faster and thus more economical, a six-metre long single-component trunking system for extremely large halls has been developed with the GU 6.0. This also arrives at the customer’s premises securely packaged and specially commissioned for each hall.