Manufacturing strategist HANZA Holding AB (publ), listed on NASDAQ Stockholm, today publishes its interim report for January - June 2020. The company describes how the covid-19 outbreak has had a significant negative impact on the business through a rapid sales decline of approx. 10%. The company has therefore implemented an action program that charged the result with SEK 27.5 million during the second quarter. At the same time, HANZA notes that the pandemic has created new opportunities due to an increased need to revise supply chains. This is in line with HANZA's offer of complete and regional manufacturing close to the customer.
CEO Erik Stenfors comments on the report:
"The pandemic had a significant negative impact on sales and earnings during the second quarter of the year. Excluding costs for the action program, EBITDA during the second quarter amounted to approximately SEK 36 million (38)."
"The spring also impacted HANZA's opportunities in the long term - though in a positive direction. Product manufacturing through geographically scattered contract manufacturers has clear negative cost and environmental aspects. Covid-19 has also exposed the vulnerability in global supplier networks, which has led many product-owning companies to reconsider their manufacturing strategies. This creates new business opportunities for HANZA through our unique offer which includes changing and streamlining supply chains. During the spring, the amount of customer dialogues increased significantly."
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