Carnegie, PA, October 25, 2021 -- Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation (NYSE: AP) announced today that its subsidiary, Union Electric Steel Corporation (“Union Electric Steel” or “the Corporation”), will raise prices on its forged engineered products (FEP). This increase is effective immediately on all new orders received as of October 25, 2021, or as relevant contract terms permit. The Corporation will also implement an alloy and energy surcharge on all orders shipping on or after January 1, 2022.
The price adjustments are driven by upward pricing pressures on the cost of raw materials, natural gas, electricity, transportation, and other consumables, increasing production costs due to growing product demand, and other global supply chain factors. Consequently, Union Electric Steel is increasing its pricing levels by approximately 12-18% for all forged engineered product (FEP) lines worldwide.
Commenting on the announcement, Skip Reinert, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, stated, “As the overall metal industry has ramped activity, manufacturing and supply chain costs, including labor and transportation, have increased dramatically. Additionally, our business continues to be impacted by the increasing costs of key raw materials. This price adjustment is necessary to maintain a reliable supply of superior-quality products to our customers.”
About Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation
Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation manufactures and sells highly engineered, high-performance specialty metal products and customized equipment utilized by industry throughout the world. Through its operating subsidiary, Union Electric Steel Corporation, it is a leading producer of forged and cast rolls for the global steel and aluminum industry. It also manufactures open-die forged products that principally are sold to customers in the steel distribution market, oil and gas industry, and the aluminum and plastic extrusion industries. The Corporation is also a producer of air and liquid processing equipment, primarily custom-engineered finned tube heat exchange coils, large custom air handling systems, and centrifugal pumps. It operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, England, Sweden, Slovenia, and participates in three operating joint ventures located in China. It has sales offices in North and South America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Corporate headquarters is located in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.
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