- Eurocell announced the appointment of Mark Hemming as Chief Operating Officer and reported 'good' sales performance amid ongoing momentum, albeit against weaker 2018 comparatives after bad weather in the early part of last year.

Mr Hemming joined from Amazon UK, where he was currently Regional Director for Customer Fulfilment. Prior to that, Hemming had experience from leading manufacturing plants in the automotive sector.

Hemming was expected to join the business over the summer.

The company said the 'good start' made in the first two months of the year had continued through March and April, amid growth in its profiles and plastics division.

In the profiles division, growth included 'strong contributions from both existing and new accounts, arising consistently from across our base of fabricators,' the company said.

In its building plastics, growth reflected 'strong like-for-like sales, supported by better stock availability and our new management team driving improvements in operating standards.'

Looking ahead, the company said its focus for 2019 remained on completing the implementation of the capital investments, in order to improve manufacturing efficiency and recover margins back to target levels.

'We are in a strong financial position and remain confident in our ability to deliver profits for the year in line with expectations,' it added.

At 9:36am: [LON:ECEL] Eurocell Plc share price was 0p at 226p

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