Pirelli eyes 8% growth; warns of higher prices

ERJ staff report (TB)

Milan, Italy — Pirelli & C. S.p.A.’s board of directors has raised the firm’s sales goal for fiscal 2011 nearly 8 percent to more than euro 5550 million after reporting 19.2-percent sales growth last year.

The board also cautioned customers that price increases this year “will be sharper than initially planned and aimed at recovering the cost difference” brought on by higher-than-foreseen increases in raw materials costs in recent weeks.

Pirelli said it expects to achieve 8-percent revenue growth via unit volume growth of…

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