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“2016 was a strong year for NIBE with a considerable increase in both sales and profit. The year was distinguished by an intense period of acquisitions, primarily in North America, stable organic growth and a successful preferential rights issue, together ensuring good future growth,” said Gerteric Lindquist, MD and Group CEO of NIBE
NIBE reports a significant increase in both sales and profit in the company’s 2016 year-end report.
“2016 was a strong year for NIBE with a considerable increase in both sales and profit. The year was distinguished by an intense period of acquisitions, primarily in North America, stable organic growth and a successful preferential rights issue, together ensuring good future growth,” said Gerteric Lindquist, MD and Group CEO of NIBE.
“The sales target of SEK 20 billion by 2020 now seems within reach – when the acquired companies are included calculated on a rolling 12-month basis, the Group’s sales amount to more than SEK 17 billion. The acquisition of Enertech Group was approved by the Swedish Competition Authority and it will be consolidated as of 1 March 2017.”
“The recent acquisitions strengthen NIBE Climate Solutions’ position and it is now one of the leading suppliers of sustainable end-to-end solutions in climate control in both Europe and North America.”
“Thanks to long-term, passionate, methodical efforts, the NIBE Element business area has now definitely exceeded a 10% operating margin, and by a good margin.”
“The NIBE Stoves business area has also passed a milestone. With the partial acquisition of Canadian company Fireplace International Ltd, it now has a solid platform in North America and Australia.”
“We have a timely product programme and business philosophy. Profitability is stable and we’re well prepared for additional acquisitions. In a world where it is difficult to make predictions, we remain cautiously optimistic about 2017.”
NIBE Industrier AB has acquired 50% of the shares in heat pump company CGC Group of Companies Inc. in Ontario, Canada, with an option to acquire the remaining 50% of the shares no later than spring 2022.
CGC was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Mississauga, just outside Toronto, with its manufacturing facility in the nearby town of Fergus.
The company has about 80 employees, sales of approximately SEK 120 million (CAD 18 million) and an operating margin of 19%. CGC mainly targets commercial properties under the well known brands Bulldog Heat Pump, Compax and Varipak.“We now have an additional platform for heat pumps for commercial properties in North America and see good growth opportunities both in Canada and the US,” says Gerteric Lindquist, CEO of NIBE Industrier.
It’s really inspiring to continue the work of developing CGC together with the current owners and founders, Bill Browne and Bob Rutherford. Together they have more than 70 years of experience in the heat pump industry and they will continue to lead the company in strict accordance with our usual acquisition model.”CGC will be included in the NIBE Climate Solutions business area and will be consolidated from 1 February 2017.
The purchase price is not specified because the acquired business will only constitute a small part of the NIBE Group.
For more information: Benny Torstensson, NIBE Industrier AB: +46 433-73 070NIBE Industrier AB is required to disclose the information in this press release under the Market Abuse Regulation and NASDAQ Stockholm’s rules and regulations for issuers. The information was submitted by Benny Torstensson for publication on February 13, 2017 at 08.00.