DeLaval Group delivers record-breaking year 2020
Stockholm, Sweden, 8 February 2021 ─ The DeLaval Group delivers double digit sales growth in 2020.
2020 was a year of change and adaptation for DeLaval. The coronavirus pandemic challenged the food sector in several ways. Domestic dairy production and the possibility to secure nutritious food increased in importance in many countries.
Despite the difficult situation, DeLaval delivered double digit sales growth. “2020 was a year that we will never forget,” says Joakim Rosengren, President & CEO for DeLaval.
“It was a very different year in so many ways and it caused difficulties for so many. For DeLaval as a company, it meant an increased focus on keeping our employees safe and supporting them as they had to change the way they live their lives. At the same time, we had to keep our promises and continue delivering to our customers. The new challenges required a lot from everyone. We really had to think outside the box on many occasions. Thanks to the extraordinary commitment and customer focus from our teams across the globe, we were able to quickly adapt to the changes. The smooth transition is one of the reasons we believe 2020 was our most successful financial year yet.”
The overall global demand for high nutritional food, such as dairy products, has not changed despite the pandemic but continues to increase slightly every year. More customers are showing an increased interest in automatic milking, which is reflected in the DeLaval results for 2020. Sales increased in most segments and market areas, especially in automatic milking, with DeLaval VMS™ V300 and DeLaval VMS™ V310, being the main drivers. VMS sales were up over 25% compared to the previous year. Sales of the rotary, parlour and aftermarket segments also significantly improved compared to 2019.
“We are of course extremely grateful and proud of what we accomplished in 2020. We will continue to focus on delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to support dairy farmers across the globe,” says Rosengren.
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