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Renold reports buoyant earnings, shares hit two-year high

The AIM-listed UK engineering company Renold PLC has reported adjusted interim operating profits up by 56% on a 7.5% climb in revenues.

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IGTV’s Jeremy Naylor caught up with Renold CEO Robert Purcell to discuss what has driven profits and whether this is repeatable in the second half of the year. With its acquisition of Australian chain maker Davidson Chain, the company has bought in new pipeline but at the same time the business is growing organically with new orders in its traditional markets. Purcell talks about the global pressures being brought to bear and the re-shoring of manufacturing from China and India back to the US and Europe. On whether he thought the UK could offer a re-shoring programme, Purcell said he’d very much like that, but doesn’t see it happening.

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Renold's promising outlook

Renold PLC, a company that makes chains, gears, and couplings, has seen a big increase in profits and revenues in the first half of the year. The CEO, Robert Purcell, expects the rest of the year to be a bit weaker, but still predicts good results overall. He mentions that the global economy is uncertain right now, but he thinks things will get better over time.

Renold's current advantageous position

Purcell talks about a few things that are affecting the company. One is geopolitical issues, which means conflicts and tensions between countries. Another is changing demand patterns, which means that what people want to buy is changing. And finally, there's a trend towards bringing manufacturing back to the country where it's sold. This is called reshoring and re-industrialisation. Automation, which means using machines instead of people to do work, is also becoming more popular because it can save money. Purcell says that Renold is well positioned to take advantage of these trends because they have a wide range of products and they operate in many different places.

When it comes to manufacturing in the UK, Purcell says that the government isn't offering any special incentives to bring it back. However, he thinks that automation and the need for a reliable supply chain because of the pandemic might encourage companies to make things closer to home. Purcell thinks it's important for companies to have a stable environment to invest in, and he believes that companies should think about the long-term when making big investments.

Effects of AI on Renold

Purcell doesn't think that artificial intelligence (AI) is having much of an impact on the business right now, but he thinks it might help with automation in the future. Renold wants to keep growing by buying other companies and expanding its own operations. They want to be more efficient, reduce costs, invest in their equipment, and have more service centers around the world. Purcell thinks that Renold is worth more than its current stock price and believes that there is a lot of potential for the company to make even more money in the future. Overall, Renold is doing well despite the challenges of the global economy and is taking advantage of trends in the industry.

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