Increases can no longer be absorbed

Fujifilm flags wide-ranging price rises in Europe

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Increases will apply across a range of consumables, hardware products and services

Fujifilm has announced “double digit” price increases on a range of products that will come into effect next month.

The Japanese manufacturer said the move came in response to “economic challenges in Europe”.

It cited a list of impacts including an “unprecedented increase in labour costs”, along with sharply rising freight and warehousing rates.

Fujifilm also pointed to increased input prices from its own suppliers, as well as the ongoing issue of high energy prices.

The price increases will apply across a range of consumables, hardware products and service provision, and will be implemented from 18 March.

Taku Ueno, senior vice president at Fujifilm Graphic Communications Europe, said customers would be contacted directly with more details.

He stated: “Despite our best efforts to absorb the impact of these increases, we can no longer avoid raising the prices of many of our products and services.

“The prices will be increased by double digit percentages, the exact amount dependent on the product range, and be effective from 18th March, 2024, with the news communicated directly to customers affected.”

Fujifilm shuttered its European plate manufacturing facility in the Netherlands last year, and as a result its European customers are now supplied with plates made at its other manufacturing plants in Japan and China, and then shipped to Europe.