2022 Transformer Shortages & How Long Will The Electronic Shortage Last?

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Having issues getting your transformers and electrical equipment this year, you’re not alone.

Why Is There An Electrical Transformer Shortage In Canada?

There is an electrical supply shortage due to slow downs with the electric material and steel supply chain. These slow downs have resulted in longer wait times and therefore what took 15-30weeks to build last year now takes double the time due to material shortages and supply chain issues; semiconductors, processors, logistics, and specialty metals continue to cause industry delays.

How Will This Shortage Affect Your Costs?

Cost inflation is poised to continue into early Q3 2022, if you have projects going live in 2022 get your orders in ASAP to avoid budget conflicts. Transformers on average have gone up ~35% since 2020, with +20% of that occurring in 2021.

How Can VCM Solutions Help?

VCM is still able to offer new transformer builds in as little as 2-4 weeks for common distribution transformers, and <20 weeks on oil-type transformers. If our new builds still aren’t quick enough to meet your deadlines our team of experienced electrical professionals can support you with surplus/old-stock equipment with warranty coverage for up to 5 years on select products. VCM’s fleet of ready-to-rock & roll power products is ready to ship out to you at a moment’s notice, day or night, rain or shine.

For more information or to speak to one of our experts contact VCM Solutions today!