Risk: The Group’s operations are conducted with two main focuses: trading companies with industrial technology sales, and companies that manufacture their own products. For the companies involved in trading, there is the risk of an agency relationship being terminated. This could occur, for example, in
connection with a structural change at the supplier level.
Risk management: Termination of an agency relationship is a natural occurrence in an agency company’s operations, and the organisation has experience in dealing with this. Indutrade has some 100 trading companies with a few main agencies per company, complemented by a number of smaller agencies. Because of the large number of agencies, no individual agency accounts for a decisive economic risk from the Group’s perspective. The risk associated with major customers deciding to bypass the agency level and trade directly with the producers is limited, since customers place great value on the technical expertise, availability and delivery reliability provided by an inventory-holding local technology sales company such as Indutrade. Indutrade’s companies also provide aftermarket services such as servicing.