Astron is taking successful steps to win new ground in Africa
Two recent orders show that these efforts are yielding results
In Calabar, Nigeria, Astron has been chosen to design, supply and supervise the erection of an 8,500 square metre new manufacturing and services facility for General Electric-Emerald Oil & Gas. The order is worth approx. SEK 30 m and will be delivered from the end of 2015 until the end of 2016.
The other order destined for Anyama, Ivory Coast, is worth approx. SEK 56 million and includes buildings / production units to serve as a new Heineken brewery. The shipments are scheduled to take place in 2016.
Anders Berg, Lindab’s President and CEO commented:
“The market diversification is a long-term effort and we are pleased about the developments in Africa with its good opportunities across multiple sectors and industries. Short term, it does not off-set the sharp decline in our Russian and Belarusian markets, but we are continuing to work with both new and existing markets as well as the overall direction and structure of our business. It is still a difficult situation but there are signs of gradual improvements.”