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Renold stays in the black despite the coronavirus pandemic hitting sales

Order intake in the half-year period was down 21% year-on-year but the power transmission products maker expects order intake will continue to slowly improve

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Renold PLC (LON:RNO), the maker of industrial chains, said it remained profitable in the six months to the end of September 2020 despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Sales were down 17% on the same period of 2019 at £82mln, while order intake tumbled 21% to £76mln, but the group still managed to reduce net debt to £26.4mln from £36.6mln at the beginning of the reporting period.

While considerable uncertainty remains, Renold said it benefits from significant geographic, customer and sector diversification.

“The group's ongoing focus on cost control, operational efficiency, productivity, and cash management is helping to offset the subdued demand and should enable the group to make continued strategic progress in the second half,” it told shareholders in a trading statement.

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