2020 is drawing to a close and what a year it turned out to be.
Looking back at what I wrote last new year, I was apparently anticipating challenges – and I have to say there were plenty of those in 2020. The whole world as well as Dekas has been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
But in spite of all the challenges we’ve had: no physical meetings (no visits to the factory either), shipping taking 1½ week instead of two days, rising shipping costs and not least the various delays incurred, the year has also offered us rising turnover and greater prosperity. We have in 2020 experienced greater and more stable demand – both with regard to our own products as well as OEM production. That helps a lot and we are very grateful. Thank you! We promise to continue in this vein.
It was also a year where we sought to integrate railway history with our model production. We have established close working ties with Ulrik Tarp Jensen who writes a short historical overview to accompany every new wagon issue. I hope and trust you will find this of value.
How about the future? Moving into 2021 we can reveal that new models are on the way – both the already announced, like DSB ZA 99515-20, but also other “secret” projects which will be announced during the year. In late summer we plan to publish a new product catalogue where some of the secret projects will be announced. Some new products have already received test shoots. If financial forecasts hold then we should also be able to announce a new passenger coach series – it is currently being drawn. But all of this depends on sales demand – so we are hoping for your continued support.
I hope 2021 will be a good year for the model train business in general, and that we all will be able to regain normality. I wish you all
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Kasper Bang Jensen, owner