Anora as an investment
In September 2021, Altia and Arcus joined forces and became Anora – the leading wine and spirits brand house in the Nordics. In 2020, pro forma net sales were EUR 665 million and we employed 1,100 professionals. Anora shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki under the ticker ANORA and ISIN code FI4000292438.
Market leader in the profitable and stable Nordic wine and spirits industry
We offer a complete portfolio of global, regional and local spirits brands to our customers and we bring the best of the world’s wine to the Nordics. We have strong innovation capabilities both in wines and spirits and our innovation is guided by strong consumer insight.
We represent a wide range of international spirits brands and our wine partners represent all wine regions, styles and price segments. To our partners, we provide insight on the Nordic consumer, a superior route-to-market and a salesforce locally present in all customer segments.
Anora has the leading digital platforms in the Nordic wine and spirits industry, which provide extensive consumer reach to our own and partner brands.
Global industry forerunner in sustainability
We strive for carbon neutral production and continuously explore ways to minimise our carbon footprint. We have increased the use of renewable energy and improved energy self-sufficiency through steam production at the Koskenkorva Distillery. At the Koskenkorva Distillery our CO2 emissions have decreased by 58% from 2014 and the Gjelleråsen plant runs up to 89% on renewable energy, such as geothermal energy.
We also continously develop our circular economy to improve material efficiency and reduce the amount of waste at our bottling plants and logistics centers.
We have taken an active role in developing sustainable packaging for wines and spirits. A considerable part of the carbon footprint of a beverage product is related to packaging, and we continue to find new solutions to further reduce this. Our innovative PET and rPET bottles and bag-in-boxes have a 60–90% lower carbon footprint compared to glass.
Step-change in scale drives productivity
We have a strong production and logistics footprint across the Nordic region. Our industrial operations and supply chain are based on an integrated business model that brings economies of scale and improves capacity utilisation. This results in improved productivity, reduced carbon footprint and more sustainable operations.
Capacity to grow in and outside the Nordics
We have a strong growth ambition. We operate in a highly stable and profitable industry, and we have low capex needs. This results in high cash generation and low leverage. Our strong financial position and increased debt capacity puts us in a good position to pursue growth in and outside the Nordics. M&As will play an important role in Anora’s growth strategy.