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Metal premiums 2017

Through long-term contracts with metal producers and traders operating on a global scale, the Wieland Group ensures a reliable metal supply to its customers.

The current development of the metal markets requires an adjustment of the metal premiums.

For deliveries made from 1 January 2017, the metal premiums will change as follows:

Copper: - 6 US dollars per ton
Zinc: + 10 US dollars per ton
Tin: + 25 US dollars per ton
Nickel: + 25 US dollars per ton
Lead: + 10 US dollars per ton
Aluminium: + 30 US dollars per ton

Metal premiums 2016

The current situation on the market as well as the forecasts for 2016 concerning the demand for industrial metals and the development of the overall world economy require an adjustment of the metal premiums.

For deliveries as of 1 January 2016, we will therefore change the premiums as follows:

Copper - 18 US dollars per ton
Nickel unchanged
Tin unchanged
Zinc unchanged
Lead + 10 US dollars per ton
Aluminum - 125 US dollars per ton

The Wieland Group will continue to guarantee the physical supplies of metals with long-term contracts.

Metal premiums 2015

Regardless of the temporary influences of the market, the Wieland Group will ensure the physical metal supply by long-term contracts.

The situation on the market requires the increase of the metal premiums. For deliveries as of 1 January 2015, we will therefore increase the premiums as follows:

Copper: + 10 US-Dollar per ton
Nickel: unchanged
Tin: + 25 US dollars per ton
Zinc: + 25 US dollars per ton
Lead: + 25 US dollars per ton
Aluminum: + 200 US dollars per ton.

September 15, 2014

Adjustment of fabrication prices as of 1 October 2014

In a difficult market environment, a reliable, long-term supplier-customer relationship is a key success factor.

To enable us to continue to be a reliable partner to our customers, we have to increase our fabrication prices by a minimum of 5 % as of 1 October 2014.

Regardless of this, we are of course continuing our improvement process: Lean initiatives, efficiency-enhancement measurements, company suggestion system – these are only a few examples of how our employees with their expert knowledge are actively involved in the process of ongoing optimisation.

Our sales employees will be pleased to provide information about our range of services in a personal discussion.

Nov 27, 2013

Metal premiums 2014

A reliable metal supply to our customers can only be ensured by long-term contracts with the metal producers. As a result of the current market development, we are facing the necessity to increase the metal premiums. For deliveries from 1 January 2014 we will charge + 25 US dollars per ton for copper, + 150 US dollars per ton for tin, + 25 US dollars per ton for zinc and + 30 US dollars per ton for lead.

Sep. 12, 2013

Adjustment of fabrication prices as of 1 October 2013

In order to remain a reliable partner to our customers in the future, we are continuously investing in the qualification of our employees and the optimisation of our production technology. Programmes to increase the efficiency of processes are an integral part of our activities.

However, we are facing an increase in expenditure due to considerably higher energy- and labour costs which cannot be offset by the above-mentioned measures. We, therefore, have to raise the fabrication prices by at least 5 % as of 1 October 2013.

9.7.2013: Increase of Metal Premium as of 15 July 2013

The Wieland Group ensures a reliable metal supply through long-term contracts with worldwide operating producers and traders. Due to difficult market conditions the premiums for the day-to-day business have increased significantly. This situation requires us to raise the copper premium by US Dollar 40 per ton for additional quantities provided outside fixed annual agreements as of 15 July 2013.

Sep 11, 2012

Adjustment of fabrication prices as of 1 October 2012

In view of the generally volatile demand, our customers expect their suppliers to be more flexible. In order to meet these expectations we are constantly optimising our processes and equipment. However, the costs resulting from increased flexibility cannot be offset by increases in productivity or cost-reduction measures alone.

In order to be able to continue offering our customers a high level of service and delivery reliability as well as customer-oriented delivery performance, we will increase our fabrication prices by 5 per cent as of 1 October 2012.

02/05/2011: Information for our customers

Shortening of payment terms

Due to the unchanged high level of raw-material prices and the resulting financial burden, the Wieland Group is facing the necessity to further shorten the payment terms for deliveries.

As from 1 May 2011 the following terms will be applicable:

payment terms of 20 – 30 days: reduction by 10 days
payment terms of more than 30 days: reduction by 20 days

Introduction of a framework contract for metal contracts

buntmetall has for years been offering its customers the possibility of hedging against metal-price fluctuations through metal contracts. This practice will be maintained in the future.

As an additional security measure for the customer and the company, buntmetall is introducing a framework contract which is confirmed by the contracting parties one time only.
We kindly ask our customers to help us implement these measures. Your contact person will inform you in the coming days.

03/07/2011: Copper's antimicrobial properties
Substantial contribution to hospital hygiene

Leading medics are convinced that copper and its alloys can make a substantial contribution to hospital hygiene because of these antimicrobial properties. This is especially true where classic hygiene measures are no longer sufficient, as in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Yet various independent studies have shown that the number of microorganisms on contact surfaces made of copper were up to 90 percent lower than in the control group. This is particularly important for places where dangerous germs can collect and spread, for instance on frequently touched objects such as door handles, light switches and bathroom fittings. For information on the latest research findings, further possible applications for antimicrobial copper materials and the range of products already available, check out the website www.antimicrobialcopper.com

12/10/2010: Metal premiums 2011

Against the background of a constant positive economic trend, leading producers and analysts expect an increase of the global copper demand next year. Consequently, the premiums for long term contracts in 2011 have been raised.

The Wieland Group is facing the necessity to pass on these costs and therefore the premiums will increase for deliveries from 1 January 2011 for the following metals:

Copper: + 35 USD/t

Nickel: + 100 USD/t

Tin: + 200 USD/t

Zinc: + 20 USD/t

Lead: + 20 USD/t

Aluminium: + 100 USD/t

If the economic context should change, Wieland will reserve the right to make a further adjustment.

Regardless of the temporary market influences, the Wieland Group ensures the physical metal supply by long term contracts with global metal producers and traders.

08/24/2010: Price adjustment

After last year’s massive economic downturn, the demand for buntmetall products has recovered significantly.

At the same time, costs are rising disproportionately. In order to counter this development, the company continuously strives to reduce costs and to improve productivity.

Nevertheless, these steps are not sufficient to guarantee long-term economic production and to ensure product supply to our customers.

Therefore, buntmetall is forced to increase the fabrication prices by 5 % as of 1 September 2010.

05/01/2010: Adjustment of terms of payment

As a result of the economic crisis and the continuously high metal prices, the financial burden for the Wieland Group has increased significantly. Therefore, as from 1 May 2010 the company will reduce the payment terms for deliveries by one third. This preventive step is necessary to ensure a stable financing in the long term.

We thank you for your understanding.

01/12/2010: Metal premiums 2010

In the year 2010 the Wieland Group will leave the premiums on its metals unchanged at the current level. Wieland has concluded long-term contracts with its suppliers and is, therefore, able to ensure a reliable supply to its customers. Should there be a substantial change in the general conditions, the Wieland Group reserves the right to adjust the premiums accordingly.

Current metal prices

Officials (Prompt) 12/05/2016
Cu (Settlement) 5,851.50 in USD/t
Zn (Settlement) 2,705.50 in USD/t
EUR (Bid) 1.06620 USD
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