“Demand was very strong in all three business areas in the first half of the year. Market segments with a clear sustainability profile, such as heat pumps, continued to perform well. It is also clear that changes in end consumer behaviour caused by the pandemic have had a positive impact on demand for products designed for home renovation and modernisation. An acute shortage of semiconductors worldwide also means a clear increase in levels of investment in semiconductor production, which benefits our element operations,” says Gerteric Lindquist, NIBE Group CEO.
“As the world economy began to recover over the first half of the year, we noted gradually extended lead times and considerable price increases from more and more of our subcontractors, along with shortages of components. So far, we have been able to deal with this relatively successfully, which allowed for good volume growth, but it is our assessment that the challenges will last for a while to come. We therefore continue to adapt to the prevailing situation with several different measures.”
“With our company philosophy and our strong product range, we are well positioned in a market that is increasingly feeling the influences of the transition to a more sustainable and digitised society. The completed acquisitions and our focus on product development should further strengthen our position. Our internal work on efficiency along with our rigorous cost control also continue with unchanged focus.”
“Even though it’s difficult to make predictions in the current business climate, we are cautiously optimistic about 2021 thanks to our geographical spread, focus on sustainability, stable profitability and good financial preparedness for further offensive acquisitions,” says Lindquist.
A teleconference in English (+46 8 505 583 68) will be held for press and analysts today at 11.00 a.m. with CEO Gerteric Lindquist and CFO Hans Backman. NB: You must be registered at www.nibe.com External link. to view the images for the presentation.
For more information: Gerteric Lindquist, CEO and Hans Backman, CFO; +46 (0) 433-27 30 00
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