POPES Newsletter - March Updates 2021

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POPES Newsletter – March Updates 2021


Over the last 4 weeks, we have seen multiple price increases flowing through from all cable suppliers. The reason for this is the instability of the international copper price on the London Metal Exchange (LME). As you can see in the chart below the copper price rose steadily throughout February, increasing 20% in the space of 3 weeks. Currently, our suppliers will only hold quoted prices for 7 days. Of course, copper is a key component of most electrical products and therefore we expect to see price rises flow through from all suppliers over the coming months. If you have any questions or concerns on upcoming project prices please discuss it with one of our Branch Managers.

Upcoming Price Increases

We have been advised of the following price increases effective 1st April 2021.
  • Electra Cables, Prysmian Cables, Olex Cables – Current pricing valid 7 days
  • Stanley Black and Decker – Approx 5% increase
  • Ezystrut – 15% increase
  • Unistrut – 15% increase
We have been advised of the following price increase effective 6th May 2021.
  • Fantech Trade – various % increase

Hager Calls Time on Visage Range

Hager Electro have announced that they will be discontinuing their range of Visage electrical accessories. Click here to find the notice from Hager that explains the reasons behind this change.
The Visage range was a full face cover plate that came in White, Black, Charcoal Grey and Titanium Grey. It also came in a range of aluminium, stainless steel and mint glaze decorative covers. For those who are unsure of which items comprised this range, click to find them here.

POPES Anniversaries

The past month we have celebrated Trevor Sayer working with us for 3 years and Mike Hannan celebrated his 9th POPES anniversary. We thank them both for their service to POPES and our customers and are already planning Mike’s 10 year celebrations in 2022.

Bosch Security System Training Wrap Up

The training sessions conducted in the last week of Feb were a great success with many contractors getting a deeper understanding of the Bosch 3000 series and 6000 series kits and applications. Dean Mallard, National BDM – Intrusion for Bosch took attendees through their paces and ensured all levels of knowledge were catered for. We received a number of requests for more training from people who couldn’t make it and we’re planning to hold further sessions in the coming months. Keep your eyes out on our Facebook and Newsletters for the next sessions.

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