In spite of the reduced market demand, Van Leeuwen realized a slight growth in the tonnage sold in comparison to 2014 and increased its market share.
The market was faced with a serious degree of overcapacity in 2015. The current global production capacity is now greater than the global demand.
The central themes of our strategy are stability, continuity and continuous improvement in returns. The spread across regions and markets is an important factor.
Developments in the markets and at Van Leeuwen in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and North and South America.
The consolidated sales of the Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group were € 623.3 million, a decrease of 3% compared to 2014 (€ 642.7 million).
Van Leeuwen continuously works on improving and optimizing its processes and business operations. Areas of focus include delivery reliability, stock management, IT and quality assurance.
Also in 2016, market conditions will be very challenging. Nevertheless, Van Leeuwen sees opportunities in various markets around the globe.