The group closes out 2013 with 6% growth, for sales of 160 million euros, confirming its positive trend over the last three years, which have seen an increase in sales of over 10%. With 55,000 kitchens produced in 2013, the Marches-based group consolidates its presence in Italy with an 8% market share, taking second place in terms of production in this sector. In the year now coming to an end, Lube has reinforced its operations in Italy, opening over 40 new stores, and now offering products in over 1500 points of sale. The excellence of Lube Kitchens is acknowledged and appreciated in other countries as well; foreign markets represent an important part of the group’s sales, and the kitchens produced in the Treia plant reached over 70 countries around the world this year, for an overall value of 17 million euros in exports. This is equivalent to 13% of total sales, and the figure should grow rapidly, considering the fact that just in the last quarter 15 new Lube showrooms have been opened abroad.