Železiarne Podbrezová had a good year
Steel pipe maker Železiarne Podbrezová (Vladimír Soták) produced 207,000 tons of rolled pipes in 2017, an all-time high and 38,000 tons more compared to plan. Following high demand, the company has been running non-stop production since April 2017. It has been facing long-term decline in sales, from €283m in 2012 to €193m in 2016. In 2010-16 it made a cumulative net profit of €86.1m.