Price increase announcement23 March, 2021
Due to global changes in the market, KamadoSpace got to the point where we need to react and make all supply chain links win, especially end consumers. We regret that steeply rising costs for raw materials necessitate our raising the price of KamadoSpace Infinite Island 15%, effective April 1, 2021.
Metal prices in the whole world have been growing extremely rapidly since November 2020 when we introduced KamadoSpace’s flagman products. The price of all ferrous types of metal took their upward trajectory, including all grades of stainless steel.
A key driver in the rising price of stainless steel is the related price of nickel – a key component in the making of stainless steel, which is being further driven by ever-increasing demand for nickel used in the production of electric vehicle batteries.
The prices for raw materials that we use to in-house manufacture outdoor kitchen islands went up by 35-50% percent in recent months.
Could we withstand?
The majority of product cost increase has been absorbed by continuous improvements in manufacturing and logistics. We’ve been improving material flow and increasing throughput with each batch, we’ve been specialising production and assembly lines, we’ve been fully exploiting trucks and containers (that’s a huge benefit of flat-packs). We have made every attempt to avoid the increase, but we refuse to compromise on quality, on materials.
We’d better offer customers to invest a bit more rather than make less durable, less gorgeous or less meaningful products.
What’s new for this season?
We’ve just launched new trendy high pressure laminate front decors – Olive, Afro Sahara and Carbon Grey. Let’s see how they fight for space in your backyards with so far fast movers Barrique Oak and Fir Platinum.
We discontinued manufacturing models with solid wood fronts. These models required craft manufacturing that, unfortunatelly, could not scale along with the demand.
Throughout the season we’re going to introduce 3 new modules for your outdoor kitchen, all pre-fabricated, with the same HPL front decors so you could continue building your space, unit by unit:
- a kamado cabinet – for those who need more storage to subordinate to the grill up to 24”. Cabinet is expected to be priced below £2000.
- an XL Island – for the owners of Big or Extra Large grills up to 28”.
- a sink unit – to keep you away from indoor kitchen as much as possible.
We look forward to the end of lockdown on the 12th of April, thrilled to meet you in BBQ stores all across UK on the mission to expand BBQ boundaries!
ORDER YOUR COOKING ISLAND NOW
and expand Your BBQ space
Smoking and grilling should be enjoyable not only to the gourmands, but also to the master chef of the whole process. Create your ideal environment and let yourself focus on the recipe, improvise and explore the culinary expanses having everything you may need right there at your hand.