Net sales in Components increased in the fourth quarter by 4 percent to SEK 578 million (553) and EBITA increased by 2 percent and amounted to SEK 65 million (64). Net sales during the financial year increased by 6 percent to SEK 2,082 million (1,960) and EBITA amounted to SEK 218 million (220).
Stable volume growth despite tough comparisons with the fourth quarter of the preceding year. Demand for production components from Nordic manufacturing companies was high, partly due to customers securing their inventories in preparation for anticipated component shortages, but also from customers with increased demand in the current situation. The business situation was favourable in Norway and Denmark, varying in Finland and levelling off somewhat in Sweden. Market segments where development was positive were transport, defence, medical technology, wind power and projects in electrification.