The past year has been a great success for MoveRoll. We established several partnerships in Europe, particularly in the central and southern parts, and have received orders and inquiries from all around the globe. Thanks to our good customers and partners, the sales in 2017 have been the best in the history of our company. This meant an increased workload for us. Thanks to our hard-working team we managed to keep our delivery times and promises well.
The US continues to be one of the most important markets. In Brazil, one of the Finnish manufacturers had a large project into which MoveRoll products were included. In France, another partner integrated MoveRoll products into a roll handling project. With a project in Sweden, the first winder deck on the European continent has been installed.
In 2017, patents have been granted to different MoveRoll products in the most important global markets. A notable success was the award of international patents to Zero Energy cushions and to the Braking Pad. We expect that a further number of pending international patents will be granted in 2018.
In 2018, we will continue to develop new technologies and products for roll handling problems. Our special focus will be on roll speed control and roll handling safety. We also aim to launch some new products in 2018.