Uncertainty around the UK’s post-Brexit trading arrangements is expected to cause disruption to paper supply, something that is a major concern throughout the printing industry.
For this reason, Badger Print has invested heavily in increasing stock levels at its site that sits between Telford and Bridgnorth. In fact, the equivalent of three to four months paper usage has been stockpiled to avoid any delivery issues that could impact customers.
The UK is the world’s fifth largest producer of printed products and the sector has a turnover of around £14bn, contributing £5.5bn in gross value to the UK economy.
The prime material input is of course paper and board, 80% of which is imported from Europe. This creates a very real chance of a period of paper supply disruption while trading terms are agreed.
A squeeze on availability and the possibility of lengthy border checks are anticipated to slow the supply chain down and could also lead to fluctuations in pricing.
With a buffer stock in place, Badger Print is confident that this should ensure no issues with the supply of print in the coming months and hopes to reassure customers that it will be business as usual.
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