Alessandro Profumo, CEO of Leonardo: “We continue to work on the sale of Automation: there can be better owners than us who invest”
The sale of the Genoese Automation “it’s something we keep working on”. Leonardo’s CEO said so Alessandro Profumo explaining that “this is a business that unfortunately has never gained in its history, it has some very valid technologies but we are small and I still think that there are better owners to give a positive future to this business”.
“When it is presented as a corporate crisis – he stressed – it is a completely wrong view”.
“This year – he added – should go to break-even thanks to the efforts we have made and the commitment we have put into it and I already believe that this is important “.
“There is a difference between this – he said – and saying that we are the best owners”.
“It is a profession in which we know it will be necessary to invest a lot of money – he concluded – to maintain competitiveness and we must also make choices on where to allocate resources”.
On the sidelines of the works of Ambrosetti Forum of Cernobbio, Profumo also spoke of global chip shortage, which is not creating problems for Leonardo: “No, we produce some things internally, then we have a fairly limited production of objects that require chips. We are not the automotive world”.