Demand in welding wire grows with substantial higher levels in global steel consumption. This demand is close to outpacing the production capacity of the steel mills. The laws of “supply and demand” dictate that in this environment the prices should go up and availability should go down, which is exactly what is currently happening. Valk Welding show its strength in this environment! Due to The Strong Connection with our suppliers and customers we are able to keep a balance in our service levels even though supply can sometimes be tight.
Our growth in welding wire volumes is seen across all customer types and wire grades. With over 750 metric tons each month, we move very significant volumes. This is the equivalent to 34 fully loaded trucks that arrive each month at our warehouses and a multitude of this that leaves our warehouses! All this needs to be booked, scheduled, offloaded, stored, loaded, and administrated.