StockMarketWire.com - Restore said trading in the first six months of 2015 was broadly in line with its expectations.

"Our core records management business continued to perform steadily, with the integration of the Cintas activities acquired in October 2014 being the main focus during the period," the company said.

"Excluding Cintas, in the first six months annualised box growth exceeded expectations at 8%, with organic growth remaining strong. Following some rationalisation of smaller sites, capacity utilisation levels including Cintas are now moving above 90%.

"Volumes in Restore Scan, which primarily comprises the former Cintas scanning business and now represents around 10 per cent of Group turnover, were in line with expectations but significant technical problems on its major seasonal contract resulted in cost over-runs. Restore Shred traded satisfactorily.

"Harrow Green, the UK office relocations market leader, performed in line with expectations and ended the first half strongly. The other parts of the Relocations division, Relocom and Restore IT Efficient, also performed satisfactorily.

"As previously announced, ITP Group, the UK's leading toner cartridge recycler, was acquired earlier this month and now forms part of this division, where it will work particularly closely with Restore IT Efficient, our IT recycling business."






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