Lehto Group Plc: Lehto reorganises its building renovation operations

Lehto Group Plc
Stock Exchange Release
2 November 2018 at 8.00 a.m.

Lehto has two units in Building Renovation service area; a pipeline renovation unit focusing on plumbing rebuilding of blocks of flats, and complete renovation unit which focuses on comprehensive renovation and complementary construction projects (in which additional floors are built on top of existing buildings). The pipeline renovation unit represents approximately one third of the net sales of the entire service area's net sales and its projects are progressing as planned. In the complete renovation unit, the projects are significantly larger and more complex, and there have been major problems with the profitability of the projects.

Lehto plans to discontinue its Building Renovation service area and to merge the building renovation operations into other service areas; the pipeline renovation unit is intended be transferred to Housing service area and other complete renovation to Business Premises service area. The ongoing complete renovation projects shall be finalised with the current project organisation under the Business Premises service area. As the projects are completed the project organisation will be assigned to new projects in Business Premises service area.

The planned changes do not cause need for reduction of personnel.

Further information:

Veli-Pekka Paloranta, Chief Financial Officer, Lehto Group Plc
+358 400 944 074

Lehto Group PLC:

Lehto is fast growing construction and real e group. We operate in four service areas: Business Premises, Housing, Social Care and Educational Premises, and Building Renovation. We are the innovator and pioneer of the construction sector. Our economically driven operating model makes construction more profitable, ensures the quality of construction and brings significant time and cost savings to the customer. We employed around 1,500 people (H1 2018). Our net sales for 2017 amounted to EUR 598 million.

About Us

Lehto is an innovator in the construction sector. We build housing, business premises, care homes and schools. In addition, we carry out pipeline renovations in apartment buildings. Our goal is to transform our industry – to build faster, at a more affordable price and with higher quality. Lehto’s approach to construction is in line with the megatrends in the sector: industrial prefabrication, digitalisation and ecology.