Cannes: Rodriguez Group still in strong growth
Rodriguez Group, the world leader of Open boats, has still the wind aft. The company from Cannes, listed on the stock exchange, has just published its turnover for the first nine months of the year 2000-2001. They announce thus an increase by 33.1% to 96.1 million euros compared to the first nine months of the previous year. They integrate in this figure, for an amount of 3.4 million euros, the activity of Camper & Nicholsons Intl, the American group which was taken over a few months ago. Without this broadening, the turnover has still increased by 27.7%.Sale of new boats (62.9 million euros), second-hand boats (23.6 million euros), associated services (6.2 million euros): all of these activities of the group are growing. Rodriguez Group, which does not seem to be hit by the world economic slowdown, declares that the symbolic threshold of 1 billion francs (125.5 million euros) should be overtaken. Two years ahead of the development plan of the group.