Expectations

Despite the fact that there is always room for improvement, 2018 turned out to be a good year. The Roto B.V. management would therefore like to thank all ROTO employees who have contributed their dedication and commitment.

The early months of the new year justify our confidence that the challenging 2019 budget can be met on condition that there are no extreme fluctuations in the prices of zinc and/or steel.

“We look forward to the future of the family business with confidence.

Tom van Lindert and Ger de Kwaasteniet

Although economic development in Europe is levelling off, the ROTO companies will still benefit in 2019 because the ROTO companies generally operate at the end of the construction cycle. The in-house production of expanded metal no longer fits in with ROTO's strategy. Therefore, steps were taken to sell Métal Déployé, which is a part of the Business Unit Expanded metal, in 2018. Completion of the sale is expected in 2019 and the strategic repositioning of Métal Déployé will ensure a healthy future for the company.

The 2019 financial year will be dominated by the development of new initiatives. The investment process at the Business Unit Steel and steel processing and an investment plan for the Business Unit Surface treatment for extending the range of services will be completed in 2019. The Business Units Zinc recycling and Grating technology are investing in replacements and in the expansion of production capacity. ROTO expects to be able to finance investments in 2019 from the available credit facility and the existing cash flow.

After the completion of the management development programme, ROTO will continue to address the strategic challenges faced by the Business Units by using the dashboards with central themes.

The cultural values as formulated by ROTO continue to be an important anchor for the organisation. ROTO aims to be recognised as an enterprising family business with commitment and passion where reliability is central. Drawing on these cultural values, ROTO's goal is to establish a distinctive profile and deliver ongoing added value for its stakeholders.

Uitgeest, 21 March 2019


Roto B.V. Management

Ger de Kwaasteniet, chief financial officer

Tom van Lindert, chief financial officer

Expectations

Despite the fact that there is always room for improvement, 2018 turned out to be a good year. The Roto B.V. management would therefore like to thank all ROTO employees who have contributed their dedication and commitment.

The early months of the new year justify our confidence that the challenging 2019 budget can be met on condition that there are no extreme fluctuations in the prices of zinc and/or steel.

“We look forward to the future of the family business with confidence.

Tom van Lindert and Ger de Kwaasteniet

Although economic development in Europe is levelling off, the ROTO companies will still benefit in 2019 because the ROTO companies generally operate at the end of the construction cycle. The in-house production of expanded metal no longer fits in with ROTO's strategy. Steps were therefore taken to sell Métal Déployé, which is a part of the Expanded Metal Business Unit, in 2018. Completion of the sale is expected in 2019 and the strategic repositioning of Métal Déployé will ensure a healthy future for the company.

The 2019 financial year will be dominated by the development of new initiatives. The investment process at the Steel and Steel Processing Business Unit and an investment plan for the Surface Treatment Business Unit for extending the range of services will be completed in 2019. The Zinc Recycling and Grating Technology Business Units are investing in replacements and in the expansion of production capacity. ROTO expects to be able to finance investments in 2019 from the available credit facility and the existing cash flow.

After the completion of the management development programme, ROTO will continue to address the strategic challenges faced by the Business Units by using the dashboards with central themes.

The cultural values as formulated by ROTO continue to be an important anchor for the organisation.
ROTO aims to be recognised as an enterprising family business with commitment and passion where reliability is central. Drawing on these cultural values, ROTO's goal is to establish a distinctive profile and deliver ongoing added value for its stakeholders.

Uitgeest, 21 March 2019


Roto B.V. Management

Ger de Kwaasteniet, chief financial officer

Tom van Lindert, chief financial officer