P.Lemmens factory in Gembloux secured its annual volume of Eurovent-certified plate heat exchangers.
As you might have heard, a major manufacturer of heat exchangers has temporarily been declared insolvent. This has led to a shutdown of his production. The remaining producers of plate heat exchangers have all experienced strong increases in demand and production. Because of the volume of plate heat exchangers, the market is switching to alternative suppliers, most manufacturers of AHU’s are now announcing excessively long delivery times for AHUs with plate heat exchangers.
The P.Lemmens factory adopted early on a strategy whereby, for strategic components, two partner-suppliers are always selected. Together with a dynamic stock management and rigorous order planning, we have been able to minimize the impact on lead times.
For specific units, the lead time is currently prolonged to 5weeks. As from week 21, lead times will be back to normal for most HR units; i.e. 3weeks. Our forecast is that the situation will be under control until the end of the year.
However, since the entire market will be affected, we might experience an important increase in sales. This increase might provoke punctual shortages. We are monitoring the situation on a day-to-day basis. If ever we would dispose of new elements, you will be informed. The total volume of heat exchangers already confirmed by our partners allow us to act with confidence.
Nonetheless, we invite you to inform us in time about your oncoming projects and send orders as soon as possible.