After months of strained supply chains and the resulting delivery times of our products, we are now achieving quicker turnaround times than in the first half of the year. This comes as a result of numerous measures taken and the reduced pressure on the supply chain as a whole. Delivery times will therefore continue to shorten despite the continuing high demand for the iCombi and iVario.
Although there are still some production backlogs to be made up, we expect to achieve the very short delivery times for the iVario that were standard prior to the Covid-19 pandemic by the end of this year. The situation has also eased considerably for the iCombi. We expect to return to delivery times of just a few weeks for our overseas markets and a few days for Europe in the first quarter of 2023. This will please many of our customers in the hospitality industry, who have had to face long waiting times in recent months if they did not want to accept compromises in performance and quality. We are delighted with this trust in the RATIONAL brand and are naturally committed to continuing to work on our mission of maximum customer benefit.