16 May 2014
“In 2013 we continued to gain market share, driven by the provision of exceptional value and service to our customers, and further investment in our long term growth strategy. Read more about Brammer »
Our European Key Account and Insite™ strategy continued to produce significant growth, against a challenging market backdrop, with Key Account revenues up 8.7%, representing nearly 55% of sales. Our launch of the full Tools and General Maintenance range of products on the continent resulted in growth of 35.7%; the established foundation of supplier relationships and expertise will enable us to enjoy significant future growth of this product range.
There were some signs of improvement in our markets as the year drew to a close, and we are cautiously optimistic that this modest improvement will continue in 2014. The first six weeks of the New Year have continued the positive trend of the final quarter. Whilst the pace of economic recovery in Europe remains uncertain, our growth drivers will ensure we continue to perform well ahead of our markets.”