Trutzi Romania, leader in the production and sale of wrought iron, with a turnover of 138 million lei in 2019, estimates a growth of the business in 2020, the company going through a very good year, despite the problems generated by the health crisis in the entire economy. According to the data from the producer from Suceava, the situation generated by the pandemic had a direct impact on the division of finished products production, during the period when there were restrictions, the production being diminished, although the demand remained at an optimal level.
"Even if the growth prospects of the businesses have a slightly more conservative character during this period, as far as we are concerned, the general evolution was a good one, taking into account the current premises of the market. There were several categories of products to felt a drop in numbers, but was caused by changing market trends rather than the current context. As an overview, the company's evolution has remained consistently positive, and this year's results will keep the same upward trend as before", said Ciprian Nutu, founder and general manager of Trutzi Romania.
Currently, the company has a production unit in Suceava and nine own warehouses, located in Suceava, Bucharest-Ilfov, Cluj-Napoca, Constanta, Pitesti, Iasi, Galati and Arad. In the next period, the company's plans aim at developing production capacity, through new investments. Thus, Trutzi plans an investment worth one million euros in the construction of a fully automatic painting, after which the production workshops will benefit from a modern painting for light metal: gates, fences, railings, metal furniture, etc. Also, a new line dedicated to metal fabrications will be developed, where the manufacture of finished products will continue, such as: gates, fences, furniture with metal structure, metal profile processing, etc.
The manufacturer will continue the investments in the logistics area, by expanding the capacities of the nine warehouses it owns.
Despite the upward trajectory on which it is registered, the company faces, however, difficulties related to the labor force, but also to specific challenges of the steel market. "As in previous years, the lack of skilled and responsible labor continues to be a challenge for us. We also face, recurrently, a series of logistical bottlenecks, caused by the specific quotas of steel imports. Thus, we feel directly effects, both in terms of prices and in terms of stocks, which makes it more difficult to purchase imported raw materials ", underlines Ciprian Nutu.