Uponor’s good progress in the third quarter offsets the shortfall in the second quarter.
In the third quarter, Uponor’s net sales reached €317.5 million, up 11.8%. Uponor’s comparable operating profit in the quarter came to €40.4 million, representing a change of 38.9% year-over-year.
Uponor’s International Trainee Programme is now open for application
Build on Uponor: International Trainee Programme is now open for application until 15 November 2017. The 2-year programme is set to start mid-January 2018.
Uponor will be recruiting eight new trainees, who will be based at Uponor’s units in Finland, Sweden, USA, Spain, Poland, Denmark and Germany. The trainees have the option of choosing between a technical and a commercial track.
Uponor 중국 생산공장 및 영업사무소 개설
Uponor社는 오늘을 기해 공식적으로 중국의 Taicang에 첫 생산시설을 오픈함으로써 아시아 건축시장에서의 기반을 강화해 나아가게 되었습니다.
전세계 14번째 생산시설이 구축됨과 동시에 이 새로운 시설은 2016말에 가동을 시작하였으며, 현재 생산시설을 완비하여 고객의 주문량을 소화하고 있습니다. 이 공장은 중국의 신규 주택 및 상업용 건축 시장을 대상으로 Uponor가 세계시장을 선도하고 있는 친환경 배관 솔루션과 높은 에너지 효율의 냉난방 시스템의 생산을 위한 기반 시설로서 역할을 다 할 것입니다.
이와 동시에 Uponor社는 중국 상해에 영업 사무소를 개설하여, 중국 동부의 모든 영업활동을 위한 기반이 될 것이며, 제품관리, 엔지니어링 및 설계, 마케팅 담당팀을보유하게 됩니다.
“Taicang의 생산기지는 아시아의 첫번째 Uponor 생산기지입니다. 약 5,000㎡의 공간에서 중국을 포함한 아시아 지역에 공급하기 위한 PEXa, PPR 및 PERT로 구성된 배관 및 건물 공조 시스템용 플라스틱 파이프 시스템을 생산할 것입니다.”라고 아시아 빌딩 솔루션 부사장 Werner Witte는 전하였습니다.
Uponor의 사장 겸 CEO, Jyri Luomakoski는 “2018년은 Uponor의 100주년되는 해입니다. 따라서 이 시점에 중국에서 첫번째 생산기지를 공식적으로 오픈하는 것은 매우뜻 깊은 일이며, Uponor 역사에 새로운 장을 열게 된 것입니다. 중국의 건축시장은 세계에서 가장 큰 시장 중 하나입니다. 이 시장이 Uponor에 가져다 줄 기회에 대해 큰기대를 하게 됩니다.”라고 축하의 메시지를 보내 왔습니다.
Interim Report January - March 2017:
Uponor’s net sales grows in all segments
Uponor’s consolidated net sales reached €265.1 million, organic growth 7.4%. Uponor’s comparable operating profit came to €15.0 million, a change of 0.8%.
“We made broad-based progress in several key markets across all segments in the first quarter, which had more business days this year than in 2016. The first quarter is an off-season quarter and performance trends may change further in the year. One such factor that may impact business going forward is an upward trend in the prices of key raw materials which we have seen in recent months. We have issued and are prepared to issue further price increases to compensate for higher input costs,” says Uponor’s President and CEO, Jyri Luomakoski.
He also commented development in other segments:
“Building Solutions – Europe’s net sales growth was strong in several of its key markets, but business operations experienced headwinds in the largest national market, Germany, in particular. Performance was negatively affected mainly as a result of intensifying competition in plumbing solutions, along with higher marketing costs related to the biennial ISH trade show.”
“The building solutions business in North America is progressing in a satisfactory manner and demand in the key market segments remains healthy, although not quite as lively as in the very strong comparison period.”
“Uponor Infra reported an improvement both in its top line and bottom line development, but reported an operating loss which is typical for the season. Faced with margin pressures due to emerging input cost risks, the segment continues to implement its strategy of focussing on designed solutions sales that is less dependent on raw material price movements.”
The comprehensive financial statements bulletin is available on the company’s investor website.
Uponor is no. 1 ranked for underfloor heating in Germany
Every second year the information service "markt intern" carries out the ‚mi‘-survey on radiant heating companies.
More than 20,000 skilled tradesmen have the opportunity to express their opinion on how satisfied they are with the products and services of the manufacturers.
The winner of the surface heating is: Uponor.
In a total of nine evaluated categories, Uponor has been able to pick up the top position for radiant heating manufacturers for the first time with a total score of 2.13. The best grades were given by installers, especially in the subcategories of assembly-friendliness/technology as well as complaints behavior / spare parts supply.
Uponor appreciates the motivating feedback and the trust by the participants!
Our promise to our customers: We will continue to do our utmost to be the strong partner you can rely on in all your needs.
BIM data for building products
Uponor now provides extensive Building Information Modelling (BIM) files library.
This offers opportunities for improving project efficiency.
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