Dear partners, as you know well the season before Christmas is here. However, at the moment the situation in the raw material market still makes is really difficult to work the way we were used to. Before Corona and the raw material crises began we always received frame parts in deliveries which contained all profiles required for building complete platforms. Recently, due to reason not really known to us, there are deliveries containing just one or two profile execution and deliveries to the orders placed are spread over a period of about two months. Thus we have to check constantly the quantities of individual parts available for production. Long delivery times also go for all other main components such as wood, stainless steel etc. In order to keep production running and secure for the future we orderd big quantities for a long period in the future. We have placed the orders at prices valid today but under the provision that prices might change in the meantime until final delivery and we will get final price info just a few weeks before delivery will be made. We know that's our risk but we just want you to know how difficult the situation is at the moment. As since summer the order kept floating in at an unexpected level with quite big quantities we have to be careful to do our best for all the clients and are constantly trying to spread the goods as equitable as possible and to meet deadlines where possible. At the moment time of delivery for 80 - 100 platforms is about 10 - 12 weeks, i.e. orders placed now will not be ready for delivery before the beginning of January.