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Glaston Q1/2020: orders received were stable and net sales grew

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Glaston Corporation, the glass processing industry’s innovative technology leader, has published its first quarter 2020 results. Group orders received were stable at 45.6 (45.3) million EUR and orders received by the segments grew 3 percent to 45.2 (44.0) million EUR. This was particularly driven the Insulating Glass segment where orders grew over 70 percent year-on year. Heat Treatment orders were at a good level as well. Net sales grew by 6 percent to 46.9 million EUR. Comparable EBITA was 2 million EUR, a decline from Q1/19 but given prevailing circumstances, at a satisfactory level.

Arto Metsänen, Glaston’s President and CEO, said, “Since the beginning of the year, COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted the daily lives and work of us all. In the first quarter, however, the coronavirus impact was not reflected significantly in Glaston’s orders received, which were at the level of the corresponding period of the previous year. Demand for insulating glass machines grew strongly, compensating for the weakness in demand for automotive glass machines that has already been evident for some time.

“Demand for heat treatment machines was nearly at the previous year’s level. Services were affected by travel restrictions and various countries’ national isolation measures, but our extensive service network and our investment in remote services has supported the development of the product area, and our ability to help our customers globally given the circumstances.”

Operations running normally
All of Glaston’s production plants are operating normally and the majority all deliveries, with a few exceptions,  will be delivered as planned. The availability of components has also been secured for the coming months. No coronavirus infections have been reported in Glaston to date. Many of our employees have been working remotely for some time now in order to safeguard both their own health and the health of production personnel.

“I would like to thank all Glaston employees for their resilience, flexibility and adaptation to the rapid change in operating practices.” Metsänen continued.

Measures taken for fast reaction when needed
The uncertainty in the market has increased substantially and visibility is low. To manage the situation, Glaston has created tools for increased flexibility and fast adaptation if needed.

In Finland, an employee cooperation procedure has been completed in which lay-offs for all personnel flexibly has been agreed and will be implemented in phases as the situation develops. Corresponding measures have also been implemented or are planned in Germany, Switzerland and in all other operating locations. All measures are of course adapted to the workload and customer demand.

Glaston is constantly monitoring the development of the situation, our orders and order book, the company’s cash flow and liquidity, as well as the government and other aid available in different countries. The company’s liquidity situation is currently good, and through these actions the Group is preparing for the uncertain development of the coming months.

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