Are things about to change after a period of what has felt like a feast or famine?
Are things finally starting to settle down?
It feels like a dangerous question to ask, considering the events that have unfolded over the last two-and-a-half years.
Both in life and business, we’ve all had to be reactive. In the metals industry, the price of buying materials, like stainless steel and aluminium, and importing them has swayed like a pendulum, one way then the next, depending on what global matter is unfolding.
Margins have been cannibalised in a market where businesses are only as strong as their weakest competitor.
Gary Peters, Director at The Metals Warehouse, a UK-based custom-cut metals specialist, believes normality is just around the corner… whatever that might look like.