Sept 9 (Reuters) – British IT providers agency Computacenter Plc (CCC.L) stated on Thursday it expects provide crunches to final till the following yr as the corporate faces a worldwide scarcity of digital parts, together with laptop chips.
The Hatfield-based agency stated the product shortages, which embody its essential knowledge heart parts, have delayed orders and elevated vendor costs, hampering its income and revenue.
“The continued provide shortages within the trade has risen to the highest of our challenges,” stated Chief Government Officer Mike Norris.
Know-how firms world wide are tackling tight chip provide points because the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted world availability of the product whereas boosting its demand.
The corporate additionally stated it doesn’t see these headwinds worsening and hopes it was on the peak of the element’s shortage. Though, it added that a few of its companions have applied worth will increase.
Computacenter, which supplies IT technique options and manages tech infrastructure, stated its adjusted pretax revenue rose to 118.9 million kilos ($163.74 million) within the six months ended June 30, from 74.6 million kilos a yr earlier on power in German, UK and U.S. markets.
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Reporting by Aditi Sebastian in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Ramakrishnan M. and Uttaresh.V
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