Avon Protection's performance recovers
Wiltshire-based Avon Protection's latest trading update for the six months to March reflected a continuation of some of the challenges seen in FY21, but with performance accelerating through the second quarter.

“Order intake was, as expected, lower than the comparable period last year reflecting a very strong first half in 2021, but, following the events in Ukraine, enquiries remain robust giving us confidence in order intake for the second half and beyond,” the company said.

Profitability had however been impacted, in broadly even proportions, by a weaker than expected sales mix in the first half and additional manufacturing costs, notably in the helmets business, due to supply chain and process inefficiencies.

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