To further increase our geographic footprint, to broaden
our product portfolio to relevant and adjacent markets,
and to continue to invest in our production facilities
and our people will be key focus areas during the next
couple of years.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank our
customers, shareholders, the Board of Directors, our
dedicated management team and all talented and
passionate AAK colleagues for your valuable contributions
during the past year.
There are many reasons for us to be optimistic about
the future. We have a determined, passionate and
very competent organization; world population and
urbanization are increasing; and we are supported
by strong global megatrends and key drivers such as
health, sustainability, personalization, flexitarian diets,
and convenience. Taking all these factors into account,
we are very well positioned to continue to grow our
business in a successful way.
Johan Westman, President and CEO