Price rises certainly never help, but in the case of dCS, they have certainly explained themselves better than most..
"The reasons for this price increase, particularly the higher than usual increases, is that our parts and running costs have increased massively over the last 12 months.
The falling strength of the GBP this year has affected not just dCS but our entire UK supply chain meaning the price of our metal, electronics, packaging has all increased >10%.
Covid-19 has also had a huge impact on our business as well as our UK supply chain. A number of our suppliers also work in aerospace, F1 and automotive and all three of these industries have been hit very hard. This has meant our key suppliers have had to make massive changes and refocus their business as well as making themselves Covid secure. All of this comes at a cost as does our desire to make sure we are our supplier’s number 1 priority. For us we needed to ensure quality and continuity of supply from our key suppliers which has meant paying a premium to be at the front of the queue.
The price increases you see are our post Covid prices. With this pricing we feel confident in our supply chain, their ability to deliver and our ability to make and support dCS products now and into the future."