goals and strategies
Elanders contributes to developing our customers’ business and improving their competitive power. The Group’s overall goal is to be a leader in global solutions in supply chain management, print & packaging and e-commerce with a world class, integrated offer. We ensure this by continuously developing our existing business and complementing it with strategic acquisitions. By fulfilling the long-term financial goals of the Group we create the prerequisites for growth and development.
Last updated 4/26/2017
Elanders’ business concept is to be a global strategic partner to its customers in their work to streamline and develop their business critical processes.
Elanders’ strategies help the Group to accomplish its overall goal to be a worldwide leading partner with an integrated offer for global solutions in supply chain management, print & packaging and e-commerce.
Develop local customers with global needs to global customers
Elanders grows and develops with our customers. Our global business often evolves by building up good relationships through providing good solutions for local needs that customers then implement globally. In order to increase global solution sales Elanders will work systematically with developing our existing customer base in each segment and spot local customers with global needs. The Group’s global customers may also have local needs that we should identify and develop to augment local deliveries.
Optimize group production and delivery capacity
Elanders has operations and offices in many parts of the world. An important success factor is optimizing our capacity utilization in each business area. We achieve this by better measuring available capacity, follow-up of actual outcomes, flexible pricing and making organizational adjustments.
Acquire businesses that lead to additional sales, broaden our customer base and complement our offer
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 offer. Acquisitions are particularly prioritized in supply chain where we look to broaden our range geographically and if possible complement our offer as well as provide Elanders with niche expertise.
- Sales growth of 3-5 percent annually
- EBITA margin of at least 7 percent
- Return on capital employed of at least 10 percent
- Net debt / EBITDA quota no higher than 3
EBITA refers to operating result adjusted for amortization on assets identified in conjunction with acquisitions. The goal for net debt / EBITDA ratio of 3 may temporarily be exceeded if major acquisitions are made.