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Probat to increase prices amid ‘significant’ rise in materials costs

Coffee roasting and plant machinery giant says it will raise the price of its equipment in response to higher materials and logistics costs

Probat cited 'significant price increases' in the procurement of metal components were behind its decision to raise prices | Photo credit: Probat



Probat has announced it will increase the price of all its products amid higher materials and logistics costs. The German-based manufacturer of coffee roasting and processing plant equipment said net prices would rise 4.5% from 1 July 2021 in response to “significant price increases in the procurement of steel, sheet metal and components”.
 
In a press statement, Probat also said “tight supply and in both commodities and logistics needed to manufacture and deliver its own products,” were behind its decision to raise prices.
 
“Probat is working diligently towards further optimising its cost structure and operational processes,” the company added.
 
The price increase means the cost of a new 25kg Probat P25 Roaster priced at around $65,000 will rise to around $68,000.
 
Founded in 1868, Probat is one of the world’s leading suppliers of coffee roasting and processing equipment. The company holds subsidiaries in Brazil, Canada, India, Italy, Scotland and the USA and employs 900 staff, around 550 of whom are based in Germany.

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