Pirelli’s tyre sales increase in 2003

From Rubber & Plastics News

Milan, Italy-Pirelli & C. SpA’s tyre business reported double-digit increases in sales and operating income last year, based on higher unit sales and improved pricing and product mix.

Tyre sector sales were up 11.4 percent to $3.35 billion, while operating earnings grew 15 percent to $248.5 million. The earnings/sales ratio improved to 7.4 percent, “thus confirming the focus on high-performance market segments,” the firm said.

Overall, Pirelli reported a doubling in operating income to $300 million on sales of $7.55 billion.

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