Trends and earnings of the business areas

Addtech Components

Addtech Components' net sales rose by 1 percent to SEK 1,554 million (1,542). Operating profit declined to SEK 96 million (98).

Overall for this business area, demand for production components from Nordic manufacturers has gradually become more stable over the financial year, although variations between different customer segments and geographic regions remain. Customers, particularly those in the vehicle and engineering industry segments and in electronics production, reduced their production rate during the year. Demand has been most positive in customer segments such as energy, oil & gas in Norway and from large machinery manufacturers with sales to markets other than the vehicle and engineering industry segments.

During the year an acquisition, Valnor AS, was carried out for this business area.

Addtech Components
2013/2014 2012/2013
Net sales, SEKm 1,554 1,542
Operating profit, SEKm 96 98
Operating margin, % 6.2 6.4
Working capital year average, SEKm 293 298
Return on working capital (P/WC), % 33 33
Average number of employees 429 420