Cavotec is an international engineering group that designs and manufactures systems within power transmission and distribution, remote controlling and automation for end markets such as ports, maritime, airports, mining and tunnelling. Its Ports & Maritime segment provides systems such as automated mooring, motorised cable reels, shore power connection systems. The Airports & Industry segment offers ground-support equipment (GSE) for aircraft at airports such as power and pre-conditioned air (PCA), while also providing motorised cable reels and radio remote controls (RRC) for mining and general industry.
Cavotec’s product offering enables substantial efficiency improvements in terms of both cost and environmental savings, such as the automated mooring system that greatly reduces mooring time and space for ships in ports. Its ground-support equipment for aircraft greatly reduces the need for fossil-fuel-generated operations by the aircraft themselves. Should sales efforts and penetration of Cavotec’s end markets prove successful, above-market growth is likely. Cavotec is undergoing a large internal transformation project, which, if successful, will significantly improve the company’s profitability and growth prospects.
Cavotec has recently undergone a significant turnaround, but due to external factors, we are yet to see a significant return to growth. Risks that could hold back growth further include a weaker economic cycle, competition from larger conglomerates and postponed decision-making by customers.