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Challenges within the global supply market

Challenges within the global supply market

At ESPO we pride ourselves on being able to support our public sector customers and always look to provide the best possible solutions to any problems that could impact on our service.

This year we’re seeing unprecedented challenges within the global supply market, compounded by a number of unique factors including:

  • A global shortage of shipping containers
  • A shortage of HGV drivers
  • Extreme weather events affecting overseas suppliers
  • Ongoing restrictions in place surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Ongoing implications of Brexit

We’re pleased to say that we remain in a very strong position to support you. The vast majority of our product offering is available and in stock ready for you to order. However, we are not immune to the global marketplace and we are experiencing shortages and delays affecting some of our products imported from overseas.

This situation is not unique to ESPO, it is being felt right across the industry on a global scale. Therefore, we would advise you to place orders as early as possible. If an item is out of stock we will still accept your order and as soon as we have it, we will dispatch it to you at the earliest opportunity.