It will be a challenge to meet the 2021 budget as this is partly dependent on economic developments. The budget assumes a positive result, a depreciation level of approximately € 5.0 million, an expected level of working capital and sufficient cash flow to finance the planned investments from own resources.

The new construction of the pre-treatment of the Rotocoat Heerhugowaard galvanising plant will be built in 2021, and should be fully operational at the beginning of 2022. Following the investments of the Business Unit Steel and steel processing, the results are eagerly anticipated. The newly purchased ERP software program helps to achieve the goals. The Business Unit Grating technology takes further steps in improving its ERP program and, in line with its strategic focus on ‘Create and Inspire’, is taking the first steps towards adapting the machinery of Staco Nederland. The Business Unit Zinc recycling expects to be able to fully benefit from the investments made in the renewed ERP system and the state-of-the-art extraction system for the furnaces. Further digitalisation in all business processes and its translation to the customers is their next spearhead.

Roto’s core values are anchored in the Strategy House and are the basis for the strategic and operational management of the Business Units and ROTO as a whole. In the markets in which it operates, ROTO wants to be distinctive as ‘THE SUSTAINABLE COLOURFUL METAL FAMILY GROUP’. The Strategy House is supported by the broad management team and will be rolled out to all companies and employees in 2021. Internal communication is aimed at propagating the core values: we do what we say, and we say what we do. The family business stimulates the entrepreneurial spirit of its employees, and expects reliability, commitment and passion. ROTO would like to be recognised by its stakeholders and specifically by its customers as a preferred supplier, with the motto: we have a lot of fun becoming world champions.

Tom van Lindert and Ditmar Koster

Uitgeest, 9 April 2021

Management Roto B.V. Ditmar Koster, chief executive officer Tom van Lindert, chief financial officer