I am extremely proud of Harvia’s performance in 2022. The market conditions were exceptionally stormy, yet team Harvia did its utmost with excellent commitment in maintaining solid profitability.
We delivered a solid performance in a challenging market. We divested our share of EOS Russia and exited the Russian market. We adapted to the changes by adjusting our capacity and cost structure and increasing our sales efforts in the professional and premium offering and in the emerging sauna markets, such as North America and Japan.
Delivering on our strategic priorities, we increased the value of the average purchase, expanded our global reach and market share and improved operational efficiency in 2022.
In 2022, new product development focused on innovation around multisensorial sauna experience, backyard relaxation, and cleaner burning. We also carried out research in energy consumption and explored wellness technologies.
Our ambition is to drive the sustainability agenda in our industry. We are committed to carbon neutrality in our operations by 2030 as well as to continuously improving the sustainability of sauna and spa experiences with a safe and warm community of employees, customers and partners.