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Market musings 2022

Market musings 2022

As we hopefully emerge from the worst of the pandemic, various market reports are predicting growth for the coating and patching industry.

With the famous semi-conductor’s shortage anticipated to ease in Q2, there are expected increases in volumes as the year progresses in the automotive sector as well as across other industries.

The energy market has remained strong, and with construction also increasing across all sectors, we are pleased to have been able to support customers old and new right through the last two years.

We’ve continued with the same strategy we started EPC in 1896 with, which is a business built on trust, accountability, quality and competitiveness.

It is in our core values to put our customers first and this kept our business strong and operational 24/7 throughout the pandemic.

Solid key supplier relationships for our raw materials have also enabled us to keep pricing stable despite huge increases in raw material costs.

For EPCs patching division, 2021 was our best year yet with growth across all market sectors. This sees us continuing to develop this side of the business as part of our 5-year strategy which also saw us invest heavily in new equipment and also in sustainability.

Thus we marry old fashioned values and a skilled and loyal workforce with modern methods and technologies to take the business forward into 2022 and beyond.