Extract from stock exchange release published on 6th August 2014

Eurozone economies are expected to resume growth in 2014. However, in early 2014 economic recovery was slower than expected. The Ukrainian crisis has also brought uncertainty to growth expectations. However, its effects have so far been limited to Russia and Ukraine.

Growth is expected in the second half of the year. The expectations with regard to the strengthening growth in 2015–2016 remain unchanged. In Europe, market specific differences in the development of construction and the demand for rental services are considerable. However, in its June forecast Euroconstruct estimated that construction activity will pick up in all of Cramo’s operating countries in the next few years.

In the long term, the equipment rental market is expected to grow faster than construction. Changes in demand usually follow those in construction with a delay. In addition to construction, the demand for equipment rental services is affected by industrial investments and the rental penetration rate.

The European Rental Association (ERA) is expecting equipment rental to increase in all of Cramo’s main markets in 2014.

Welcome to Cramo Investor pages

Cramo is a service company specialising in equipment rental services. Our equipment rental services comprise machinery and equipment rental as well as rental-related services.

As one of the industry’s leading service providers in Europe, Cramo operates in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In Russia and Ukraine we operate under the brand of the 50 percent owned joint venture Fortrent.

Cramo provides modern rental solutions through the Cramo Concept. Under the Cramo Concept, construction companies and customers in trade, industry and the public sector, as well as private customers, are provided with machinery and equipment through different rental solutions and services.

By combining the product portfolio with its extensive offering of services, Cramo reduces the capital invested by its customers and can create total rental solutions for every need for both the short and long term.

Through a network of about 300 depots, with a total number of rental items over 230,000, Cramo’s 2,600 employees serve over 150,000 customers in eleven countries.