At the Annual General Meeting of Hardide plc (LON:HDD) to be held today at 11:30am, Robert Goddard, Chairman of the Company, will make the following statement:
“The Company has started the new financial year on a positive note and continues to trade in line with market expectations.
“The positive trend seen in the second half of the last financial year has continued, with strong performances from the oil and gas, and North American flow control sectors in particular. Developments in the aerospace market continue, with good progress being made with Airbus and their Tier 1 suppliers in the negotiation of supply agreements.
“The Company’s US facility continues to enjoy a high workload and a fourth coating reactor is due for delivery in early May.
“The site relocation project is on schedule, with the internal fit-out works for the new building completed and various items of new equipment now being installed. Modifications of the existing coating reactors will commence shortly. Transfer of these to the new site will be phased in order to maintain current coating capacity during the move.
“The Company’s new Finance Director, Simon Hallam, will join the Board on 20 April 2020 and, to ensure a smooth handover of duties, Peter Davenport will remain in place until 22 May 2020. Again, we would like to thank Peter for his considerable efforts and we welcome Simon to the Board.
“Half year results are expected to be published on or around 19 May 2020. To ease the production process of the annual report over the Christmas period, next year’s AGM will be held in March 2021.”