Global strategic partner for a sharper competitive edge
Elanders’ overarching goal is to be a leader in global solutions within supply chain management.
Elanders has a focus on advanced logistic solutions with a large portion of value-added services. Together with them Elanders develops our customers’ business and strengthens their competitiveness . Operations are primarily run in two business areas, Supply Chain Solutions and Print & Packaging Solutions.
Elanders is a global and strategic partner to our customers in their business-critical processes. We help our customers optimize business-critical processes, locally and globally, through integrated and customized solutions for managing all or parts of their supply chains. Our goal is to be a leader in global end-to end solutions in supply chain management and best at meeting customers’ demands on efficiency and deliveries, but in the same maintaining a focus on sustainability. Our strategy is to operate within niches in each market area where Elanders can take a market-leading position. To achieve our long-range financial goals and sustainably deliver an increase in value and higher return to our shareholders year after year, Elanders continually develops our offer to customers. With new and improved services, integrated total solutions and the implementation of innovative technology we create a good platform for continued growth and development as well as greater value for shareholders.
Develop local customers into global customers
Elanders expands and develops with our customers. Our global business often evolves through building up solid relationships when local needs are met and optimized through good solutions that are then implemented globally with our customers. To increase the sales of these solutions, Elanders works systematically on developing our existing customer base in each segment and identifying local customers with global needs. In some cases, our customers may also have local needs in other countries that Elanders can fulfill, and this can broaden collaboration with our customer and deepen our relationship.
Elanders has operations in many parts of the world. It’s an important success factor in being able to meet our customers’ needs in the best possible way. The capacity utilization in Elanders’ various units are optimized by regularly measuring available capacity in the Group. To ensure that the allocation of business and production is optimal, we continuously follow-up actual outcome and make organizational adjustments.
Acquisitions that lead to expansion
In addition to developing our existing business, Elanders will continue to acquire new businesses that have the potential to increase sales, broaden our customer base, and complement our integrated offer. Acquisitions are particularly prioritized in areas where Elanders can broaden or complement our range and, if possible, provide further niche expertise such as in Life Cycle Management where we can actively contribute to a better and more sustainable society. We are also interested in acquisitions that provide access to new geographic markets or customer segments.
At year-end 2019/20, Elanders established new long-range financial goals because the implementation of IFRS 16 affected how the previous goals were calculated. The new financial goals are as follows:
- Net debt / EBITDA ratio no higher than 2.5
- Average net sales growth should be 3-5 percent annually
- EBITA margin of at least 7 percent
The new goals should be able to reach within a few years.
Last updated 3/30/2021