Despite the challenges, revenue grew by 12%, enhanced by an uplift across the odour business and a slight increase in confidence in the US market, leading to an improvement in the wastewater sector. The business continued to focus on margin improvement and business consolidation during the year.
Clean Air/Water UK
Following a restructuring of the clean air business, Anua achieved significant growth in the utility and industrial segments of the market. This is supported by a strong revenue pipeline which has been secured for 2014. In the clean water sector, UK government initiatives have generated optimism for growth in the private housing sector.
The remodelled Anua business unit is based on the UK and Ireland being the home market, serviced from Bridgewater in the UK, and Newbridge in Ireland. Other geographical markets will be serviced remotely and, to this end, new distributor partnership arrangements have been put in place in North America and mainland Europe. These will help to drive sales growth.