“Demand has varied between different market segments where those with clear sustainability characteristics, such as heat pumps, continued to perform well,” said Gerteric Lindquist, CEO of NIBE. “It is also gratifying that demand in the semiconductor industry has shown good growth. The domestic appliance sector has remained largely unchanged, while the traditional automotive industry as well as the oil and gas industry have seen weaker growth. Similarly, market segments with a durable goods profile, such as stoves, have seen weaker demand. Although COVID-19 hit the whole world with full force by the end of the quarter, the Group’s sales and profit have only been affected by this to a relatively modest extent so far.”
"With our company philosophy and our strong product range, we are well positioned in a market that is increasingly feeling the influences of the transition to a more sustainable and digitalised society. The completed acquisitions as well as our focus on product development should further strengthen our position. Our internal work on efficiency along with our rigorous cost control also continue with unchanged intensity. Although the external situation is extremely difficult to assess, our view is that our business remains robust, thanks to our geographical spread, stable profitability and good financial preparedness,” said Lindquist.