Memorable year 2020 – Greetings from the CEO
Wed 30 Sep 2020 10:08:00 AM EEST
2020 has been a different year in many ways. Finland was divided into two parts in terms of weather. There was cold and more snow than usual in the north, while in southern Finland people lived in almost spring conditions right from the beginning of the year. This made it possible to build fibre networks in southern Finland without the additional challenge of frost. Increased demand for optical cables was also reflected in our factory, where we were able to peak our optical cable manufacturing capacity in February. As a result, net sales in the first half of the year were at an all-time high.
The year 2020 will be remembered as the Year of the COVID-19. Although coronavirus infections have increased slightly in recent weeks, Finland has done well in the fight against the virus compared to other countries. Admittedly, the coming months will only show how much our economy will suffer from the coronavirus crisis. Hopefully, the EU and Finnish coronavirus subsidies will be used wisely to increase the demand for products and services both here in Finland and in exporting countries. Of course, we would like the “corona money” to be used to build fibre optic networks as well.
Luckily, our staff has avoided coronavirus infections and we have been able to supply our customers with fibre optic cables and accessories throughout the year without major problems. It is hoped that this will continue to be the case. We do our best to avoid infections and to ensure good availability and timely deliveries of our products to our customers.
We at Nestor Cables wish you all a safe autumn!
Jarmo Rajala, President and CEO of Nestor Cables Oy