Media Release

For Immediate Release

Wellington motor business update - 2019 guidance unchanged

27 March 2019

Wellington has received notification from an existing motor customer that as a result of a sourcing initiative undertaken by that customer Wellington has not been selected as their primary motor supplier.  The customer is a beverage brand that specifies motors, rather than a direct purchaser from Wellington.

Wellington’s 2019 financial guidance remains unchanged with revenue flat to slightly up when compared to 2018 and for EBITDA and EBIT to be higher in 2019 when compared to 2018. 

Wellington estimates annual negative volume impact of 300,000 motors, over the remainder of 2019 and into 2020, with the majority of motors being legacy ECR92 and ECR01. While the customer decision was only communicated this week, the potential outcome was not unexpected, and had already been factored into the company’s forecast and previous guidance.

CEO Greg Allen commented “the customer decision reflects a shift in Wellington’s motor business away from high volume, low priced legacy bottle cooler motors.  This reinforces the company’s strategy to focus on its ECR2 motor platform for adjacent markets such as supermarket displays and food service, and to continue to invest heavily in its rapidly growing ‘Wellington Connect’ IoT business.”

About Us:

Wellington is a leading provider of IoT solutions, cloud-based fleet management platforms, energy-efficient electronic motors and connected refrigeration control solutions. It serves some of the world’s leading food and beverage brands and refrigerator manufacturers, and offers proximity-based marketing for Smart Cities to the Australian market. Wellington’s services and products improve sales, decrease costs and reduce energy consumption. Headquartered in Auckland with a global reach, Wellington is listed on the New Zealand stock exchange under the ticker symbol NZ:WDT

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Contact:

Greg Allen
Chief Executive Officer
Phone +1-778-238-6494

Steve Hodgson
Senior Vice President, Commercial
+64 21 843-029