Economic development is expected to remain favourable with respect to Cramo’s business environment. Growth in construction coupled with major infrastructure projects in industry and in the public sector will fuel growth in the equipment rental business. The growth in Nordic construction is forecasted to stabilise on a slightly lower level after 2006. Central and Eastern Europe are expected to see sustained strong growth in construction. Equipment rental services should expand faster than growth in construction, due for example to increasing penetration rates for these services. Demand for modular space is also expected to continue growing in the near term.
The company’s profit performance in 2006 showed that the successful integration of the Cramo Group’s operations has provided solid foundations for the Group’s favourable development in the future. Cramo will continue to seek new growth opportunities. In 2007, Cramo expects its sales growth to exceed 10 % and its profitability (EBITA-%) to increase against year 2006.