This year has been a difficult time for the furniture industry, but at Furniture Factory we have still strived to provide you with the high-quality products and services you have come to know us for.
However, following an update from the British Furniture Manufacturers Association, we wanted to keep you all updated on the difficulties being faced by the furniture industry.
Unfortunately, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the industry is facing serious unprecedented supply shortages of the key materials used in the manufacture of items. One of the main areas seeing issues is the manufacturing of beds and sofas as a consequence of problems with the supply of foam. This has been caused by the chemicals used in the production of foam being in short supply.
Manufacturers of cabinets and other similar furniture are also seeing a substantial shortage in the supply of medium density fibreboard (MDF) and melamine faced chipboard (MFC). This is a result of a number of European suppliers withdrawing from the UK market due to the current uncertainties surrounding Brexit.
Due to many manufacturers already trying to balance a range of problems amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, this additional issue with the supply chain is causing some short-term disruption in the run-up to Christmas.
We would like to thank all our customers for their continued support and patience during this difficult time. We would also like you to know that although there are supply issues causing some delays, we are still trading and taking orders for a range of products, including our living and dining room furniture ranges as well as our sofas and chairs.
If you have questions about a specific product range or regarding an order, please do get in touch with us and we would be happy to help.