Ulrich Spranger | CEO
Jarltech Europe GmbH
You know, the supply situation is actually better than we thought. Demand continues to be crazy, but we have shipped significantly more goods this year than last year, and even our inventory is higher than it was this time last year. After all, it's no secret that (on average) we have the highest inventory in our industry. And manufacturers are working hard to keep bringing forward missing shipments where they can. Thank you for this!
In December, we actually receive a double-digit million amount of goods more than we were forecast in November. December is the month with the highest incoming goods at Jarltech ever.
I would also like to thank our logisticians who are making every minute count by picking up goods from the manufacturers themselves, and who also will deliver on the 24th of December and the 31st of December.
Unfortunately, there is a »sediment« of SKUs that are really hard to obtain. Often, our customers don't want to receive partial shipments, and so there are a lot of products in stock waiting on another part.
But, before we complain about the supply shortage, instead let's rejoice together in the industry about a hefty demand record!
We have the largest showroom in the AIDC industry in Europe, plus plenty of training rooms and an event location. If you like, we will be happy to train your new employees or your customers’ employees here. You will find an overview and a virtual tour of the showroom on our website.
I am proud of my team! This time I don’t mean the team from Jarltech, but the team from our restaurant »Uwe & Uli – Zuhause bei uns«. The gastronomic guide »Frankfurt geht aus« from the Journal Frankfurt and the Genussakademie awarded us first place in the category »Rhein-Main – feine Küche (exquisite cuisine)«.
We are delighted to have opened our burger joint »Uwe & Uli – Nebenan bei Freunden« today. The goal is to create a lower-priced offering in Usingen alongside our fine dining restaurant. And apart from that: we just wanted to open a burger place.
It had to be done: We have a new webshop. Completely self-built and with a functioning search function, and it’s also much prettier. However, the reactions were split: some of the customers cheered us, others wanted the old shop back.