• 10 September 2013

    Advanced Armour

    TenCate books Asian order for advanced naval armour systems

    TenCate Advanced Armour has booked a three year contract with a Singapore-based shipyard to design, develop and manufacture lightweight ballistic protection for crew and mission critical equipment on a number of large maritime vessels for a Middle Eastern end-user, ensuring increased survivability for the crew on board the vessels without impairing speed or performance. With this new order among a number of other recent commercial successes TenCate Advanced Armour further strengthens its position in the EMEA and APAC maritime markets. The amount of the order will not be published.

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  • 30 July 2013


    TenCate Mirafi® geotextile reinforcement used for soil to build bridges by Utah Department of Transportation
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    The Utah Department of Transportation is using an innovative method to replace the Interstate Highway I-84 overpass bridge near Echo Junction in northern Utah (USA) to save construction time and government money. Bridges will be supported on a mechanically stabilized earth system utilizing TenCate Mirafi® geotextile reinforcement.

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  • 29 July 2013


    TenCate Grass synthetic turf in landscaping project in Riyadh
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    In March 2013 the largest synthetic grass landscaping project in the world was realized not far from King Khaled international airport in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). This two-tone landscape with a surface area of 160.000m2 is based on HATKO 40mm Landscaping grass made by monofilament yarns of Ten Cate Thiolon bv

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  • 25 July 2013

    Investor Relations

    TenCate records € 13 million net profit in first half of 2013

    Summary of first half of 2013  

    • Decline in revenues of 5% to € 514 million (organic -6%, currency effect -1%, acquisitions / divestments 2%).
    • Defence-related revenues in the US declined by US $17 million; delay in revenues of the Geosynthetics & Grass sector due in part to adverse weather conditions.
    • Increased order positions and recovery in revenues in the second quarter, mainly at TenCate Advanced Armor USA and the Geosynthetics & Grass sector.
    • EBITA declined by 8% to € 29 million (organic -9%, currency effect -1%, acquisitions / divestments 2%).
    • Net profit € 13 million (H1 2012: €14 million).
    • Earnings per share € 0.50 (H1 2012: €0.54).
    • Decline in FTEs by approximately 470 since June 2012 on a comparable basis.
    • Steep decline in net interest-bearing debt (€ 74 million) at the end of June despite acquisition of Amber Composites; net debt / EBITDA ratio 2.8.

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  • 4 July 2013

    Advanced Armour

    TenCate Advanced Armour supplies materials for vehicles Commando Corps
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    TenCate Advanced Armour supplies antiballistic materials for 50 new vehicles for the Dutch Commando Corps, the so-called Air Transportable Tactical Vehicles. Wednesday, July 3 the Defence Materiel Organization signed a contract with the Dutch company Defenture.

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