New aluminium foundry and new long-term financing of EUR 30 million to Componenta

Componenta Dökümcülük A.S. signed on 17 June 2015 a new 5½ year credit facility agreement of EUR 30 million. New credit facility consists of two separate loan agreements which are an investment loan of EUR 20 million and a revolving credit facility of EUR 10 million. As a consequence, the average maturity of the interest bearing debt portfolio of Componenta Dökümcülük will be further lengthened.

Componenta’s aluminium business segment has been the Group’s more profitable business. Componenta signed a substantial business contract in first quarter 2015 based on which Componenta will sell complex aluminium components worth more than EUR 100 million to European markets till end of 2025. In addition, Componenta has signed several others aluminium component contracts worth smaller amounts.

In order to grow in the aluminium business segment, Componenta has started construction of a new aluminium foundry in Manisa, Turkey. In the first phase the capacity will be increased by approximately 40% which makes it possible to increase the turnover from nearly EUR 40 million in 2014 to EUR 70 million. After this phase, the capacity and turnover can be further increased flexibly without any additional property investments to EUR 125 million by acquiring necessary aluminium foundry lines, and at the same pace as new business contracts will be signed. Componenta’s intention is to fully utilize the new aluminium foundry by end of present decade. With the new long-term financing, Componenta will strengthen its financial position and at the same time the financing of this new important investment is secured. In the first phase of the investment Componenta will invest in property, machinery and equipment total of EUR 25 million and this phase will carried out during the period of 2015 - 2017.

The counter-parties of the financing agreement are three same Turkish banks who also participated in the previous EUR 90 million club loan agreement in 2014; Türkiye Vakıflar Bankası T.A.O. Orhangazi/Bursa Branch (”Vakifbank”), Türkiye Halk Bankası A.Ş. Organised Industry Commercial/Bursa Branch (”Halkbank”), and Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. Bursa Corporate Branch (”Iş Bank”).

Helsinki, 18 June 2015

COMPONENTA CORPORATION


Heikki Lehtonen
President and CEO

 

For further information, please contact:

Heikki Lehtonen
President and CEO
tel. +358 10 403 2200

Mika Hassinen
CFO
tel. +358 10 403 2723

 

Componenta is a metal sector company with international operations and production plants located in Finland, Turkey, the Netherlands and Sweden. The net sales of Componenta were EUR 495 million in 2014 and its share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.The Group employs approx. 4,250 people. Componenta specializes in supplying cast and machined components and total solutions made of them to its global customers, who are manufacturers of vehicles, machines and equipment.