Sudden Energy Surcharges Putting the European Printing Industry at Risk (whattheythink.com)
Following multiple reports from Intergraf’s member companies of sudden and significant energy surcharges imposed by their paper suppliers, we call for an open and transparent dialogue to de-escalate tensions. Such dialogue is essential to ensure good business relations between our two closely linked industries. European printing companies are shocked following the application of unannounced energy surcharges by paper suppliers across Europe. In the last few days, numerous companies are reporting to Intergraf’s national member associations about letters received from many different paper suppliers imposing energy surcharges with immediate effect – irrespective of the date of order, i.e. on already agreed delivery contracts. Intergraf and our members are concerned about this unsustainable increase, which we find contrary to any conventional commercial practice or trustworthy business relation.