Temporary withdrawal of metal surcharges

Considering the further reduction of copper price during the last few weeks as well as the globally difficult economic situation Eckart has decided to exceptionally review the metal surcharge one month in advance. Based on the actual metal price development a small metal surcharge would still apply but as we would like to support the market in these difficult times we will withdraw the metal surcharge for the 2nd quarter 2009.

The withdrawal of the metal surcharge is valid for all deliveries from February 23, 2009 onwards.

After this exceptional adjustment the reviews will take place on a quarterly basis as before.