According to The Independent, “Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records” In other words, the vinyl manufacturing industry is having serious difficulty keeping up with demand.
I’m not sure that the plant owners would agree with The Independent that the machinery they are using is old and creaky, but the message is sound – lead times are increasing, and this is kicking down the supply chain and hitting the labels. What used to be a four week wait for your record to be turned around can now be up to three months.
If YOU don’t fancy getting stuck with long manufacturing delays, speak to Well Tempered – we saw this coming and have capacity reserved at three major European pressing plants to ensure swift turnaround times.
Currently our lead times are 7 weeks from receipt of lacquers.