Willy Van Riet, the CFO of brick producer Wienerberger, told CNBC that his company has been using this environment of low interest rates to lend in the bond markets and increase its "base financing".
However, he also said that Wienerberger had been able to lower its overall debt levels and spoke of the benefits of being flexible with its debt issuance if interest rates were to rise.
"Everybody has to be prepared for changes and we know changes are coming," he said. "To change the whole ball game is something you can't do as a company, you have to live with it."
Fed members have altered their tone in recent meetings and have gone back to concentrating on economic data, rather than trying to detail a roadmap for investors. Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans told CNBC on Thursday that the Fed should push any interest rate hike into next year, despite expecting a rebound in the economy in the second quarter and the rest of 2015.
Evans is a voting member this year on the central bank's policy committee and among the most dovish. "Accommodation is helping the economy move up," he told CNBC's "Squawk Box" in an interview. "And if inflation were to pick up more strongly than I'm expecting, we know how to deal with that, we can increase rates."