Denmark: The first nine months of 2023 brought 1.8% year-on-year growth in FLSmidth’s consolidated sales, to Euro767m. The contribution from its cement business declined by 17%, however, to Euro188m, 24% of total sales. The division’s order intake dropped by 24% to Euro164m.
The group said “Our cement business continued to be adversely affected by the global slowdown in market demand. Consequently, we continue to take the steps necessary to preserve the long-term profitability of the business, including a significant rightsizing of the organisation. Further, our pure play strategy is progressing according to plan, and the ongoing operational and legal separation of the cement business is expected to be finalised towards the end of 2023.”