These 3 companies are gearing up for a big 2018

These three companies have enjoyed a solid year with recent gains adding to optimism.

And they also look well positioned for 2018.

Titomic Limited (ASX: TTT)

The Titomic share price gained about 8 per cent on Wednesday and is now trading for about 95 cents.

The industrial scale additive manufacturing company which utilises 3D printing holds rights to the so-called Titomic Kinetic Fusion, technology developed by CSIRO and Force Industries which sprays titanium alloy particles onto scaffold material.

Titomic’s share price has gained 375 per cent since the company listed in September.

Wednesday’s gains coincided with the company’s announcement that it had signed an agreement with Callidus Welding Solutions Pty Ltd in which Callidus would adopt Titomic Kinetic Fusion for its production of industrial parts.

Valmec Ltd (ASX: VMX)

The Valmec Ltd share price gained about 12.5 per cent on Wednesday when the company announced it had secured $30 million in new contracts.

Valmec stated it had entered into a deal with APA Group (ASX: APA) where it would supply APA with construction services at its operations in Western Australia and Queensland.

Shares in Valmec, an infrastructure and energy services company, have gained more than 85 per cent in the past year and are trading for 27 cents.

While the Valmec share price remains a long way off the $5.60 they were going for in 2007 there are signs that 2018 is shaping up to be a good year for Valmec.

The company has announced that it has $55 million in secured and preferred tenderer contracts and $17 million in expected service contract extensions for FY 2018.


The Synlait share price was up by 4.4 per cent on Wednesday, adding to a big year which has seen the New Zealand dairy company’s share price rise by almost 120 per cent.

The latest gains were accompanied by an announcement that Synlait had struck a deal with the dairy cooperative Foodstuffs South Island Limited.

Under the deal, Synlait will invest about $125 million in a new dairy packaging facility and will become the exclusive supplier of the cooperative’s milk and cream from early 2019.

The deal further diversifies Synlait’s business and gives the company greater exposure to its domestic New Zealand market.

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