Weir Group, the Glasgow-based global engineering and mining giant, on Wednesday reported a strong performance in the third quarter of 2022, with increasing orders and revenue growth despite the mitigating impacts of inflation.
Weir noted “very strong” demand for its mining equipment and spares across all regions, though it pointed to particular strength in South America.
Orders were up 19% against the previous year in the three months to September 30. Original equipment orders were up 13%, while aftermarket orders were up 25%.
“Demand for our aftermarket spares was particularly strong, reflecting the highly resilient nature of our business, as miners continue to maximise ore production,” said Weir CEO Jon Stanton.
In original equipment, demand was primarily driven by orders to de-bottleneck or expand existing mines, the firm explained.
This included £16 million of orders for pumps for high-grade nickel applications in Indonesia, and a £12 million order for pumps and cyclones in Uzbekistan.
Looking to the final quarter, Weir said that supply chain challenges were easing amid strong operating momentum and a record order book.
It added that mining markets were “strong” and their long-term fundamentals were “highly attractive.”
Weir kept its full-year guidance unchanged, with the firm anticipating “strong growth” in 2022 constant currency revenue and profit.
Reporter: Heather Rydings
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