Despite an Economic Crisis in Europe the Security Market Offers Some Relief

Economic trading conditions in Europe have declined during the last 2 years but the security industry has weathered the storm remarkably well, that is until a recent spell of bad news hit the markets. Hitherto strong companies are now reporting lower revenues and profit and in some cases companies are going into receivership. The Securitas AB Interim Report for the period January-June 2012 shows slow organic sales growth in North America coupled with “severe market conditions” in Spain and Portugal. According to president and CEO Alf Göransson,”Market conditions in Spain are deteriorating more rapidly than expected and we’re leaving some contracts due to the uncertainty around customers’ ability to pay for the security services”. Norbain one of Europe’s largest distributors of electronic security products went into receivership in May this year. There is no doubt that trading security in Europe is becoming more difficult and is likely to further deteriorate over the next 2 years. […]

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