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Schwarzmüller back in the black for the 2014 financial year

 

  • Successful first half-year
  • Higher use of capacity levels in all production plants
  • Strategy 2020 with new sectoral focuses

Schwarzmüller, the Upper Austrian commercial vehicle producer, is expecting growth of more than 10 per cent following a successful first half-year, and will be back in the black at the end of the year.

This was announced by the CEO of the Schwarzmüller Group, Jan Willem Jongert, on 29 July 2014 at the company's Freinberg headquarters. The high number of orders and the company's strategic changes make this a reliable forecast, says Jongert.

Already in the 2013 business year, turnover was increased from 229 million to 235 million Euro from 2012. While Schwarzmüller's operating result for 2013 was indeed negative again, with minus 2.9 million Euro, the losses were reduced by some 2.6 million Euro or 47 per cent, stressed the CEO. The reasons for the recent increase in turnover can be found in the upturn in the industry since summer 2013 as well as the European-wide transition from Euro 5 to Euro 6 engines. Due to the weight increases of tractor units ensuing from that, trailers and bodies have had to become lighter. Schwarzmüller reacted with an increase in production and, since then, the three plants in Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic have been operating at full capacity. At the same time, the number of orders has increased at the company's service workshops in 12 countries.

Schwarzmüller back in the black for the 2014 financial year

 

  • Successful first half-year
  • Higher use of capacity levels in all production plants
  • Strategy 2020 with new sectoral focuses

Schwarzmüller, the Upper Austrian commercial vehicle producer, is expecting growth of more than 10 per cent following a successful first half-year, and will be back in the black at the end of the year.

This was announced by the CEO of the Schwarzmüller Group, Jan Willem Jongert, on 29 July 2014 at the company's Freinberg headquarters. The high number of orders and the company's strategic changes make this a reliable forecast, says Jongert.

Already in the 2013 business year, turnover was increased from 229 million to 235 million Euro from 2012. While Schwarzmüller's operating result for 2013 was indeed negative again, with minus 2.9 million Euro, the losses were reduced by some 2.6 million Euro or 47 per cent, stressed the CEO. The reasons for the recent increase in turnover can be found in the upturn in the industry since summer 2013 as well as the European-wide transition from Euro 5 to Euro 6 engines. Due to the weight increases of tractor units ensuing from that, trailers and bodies have had to become lighter. Schwarzmüller reacted with an increase in production and, since then, the three plants in Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic have been operating at full capacity. At the same time, the number of orders has increased at the company's service workshops in 12 countries.

Schwarzmüller back in the black for the 2014 financial year

 

  • Successful first half-year
  • Higher use of capacity levels in all production plants
  • Strategy 2020 with new sectoral focuses

Schwarzmüller, the Upper Austrian commercial vehicle producer, is expecting growth of more than 10 per cent following a successful first half-year, and will be back in the black at the end of the year.

This was announced by the CEO of the Schwarzmüller Group, Jan Willem Jongert, on 29 July 2014 at the company's Freinberg headquarters. The high number of orders and the company's strategic changes make this a reliable forecast, says Jongert.

Already in the 2013 business year, turnover was increased from 229 million to 235 million Euro from 2012. While Schwarzmüller's operating result for 2013 was indeed negative again, with minus 2.9 million Euro, the losses were reduced by some 2.6 million Euro or 47 per cent, stressed the CEO. The reasons for the recent increase in turnover can be found in the upturn in the industry since summer 2013 as well as the European-wide transition from Euro 5 to Euro 6 engines. Due to the weight increases of tractor units ensuing from that, trailers and bodies have had to become lighter. Schwarzmüller reacted with an increase in production and, since then, the three plants in Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic have been operating at full capacity. At the same time, the number of orders has increased at the company's service workshops in 12 countries.

Schwarzmüller back in the black for the 2014 financial year

 

  • Successful first half-year
  • Higher use of capacity levels in all production plants
  • Strategy 2020 with new sectoral focuses

Schwarzmüller, the Upper Austrian commercial vehicle producer, is expecting growth of more than 10 per cent following a successful first half-year, and will be back in the black at the end of the year.

This was announced by the CEO of the Schwarzmüller Group, Jan Willem Jongert, on 29 July 2014 at the company's Freinberg headquarters. The high number of orders and the company's strategic changes make this a reliable forecast, says Jongert.

Already in the 2013 business year, turnover was increased from 229 million to 235 million Euro from 2012. While Schwarzmüller's operating result for 2013 was indeed negative again, with minus 2.9 million Euro, the losses were reduced by some 2.6 million Euro or 47 per cent, stressed the CEO. The reasons for the recent increase in turnover can be found in the upturn in the industry since summer 2013 as well as the European-wide transition from Euro 5 to Euro 6 engines. Due to the weight increases of tractor units ensuing from that, trailers and bodies have had to become lighter. Schwarzmüller reacted with an increase in production and, since then, the three plants in Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic have been operating at full capacity. At the same time, the number of orders has increased at the company's service workshops in 12 countries.

2014 sales target - 260 million Euro

The high level of orders achieved in 2013 has continued into 2014, says Jongert. In the last few weeks there has been a certain seasonal slowdown, but in Germany – one of the new sales focuses of Schwarzmüller – the good economic situation is continuing to have an impact. As a result, the Schwarzmüller Group can expect a turnover this year of

260 million Euro, which is a 10 per cent increased on 2013. The group will therefore achieve a positive result again for the first time in six years.

Strategy 2020: growth in core markets

“We are very pleased with the path we are taking. Our strategic realignment, which we have been implementing since summer 2013, is already producing results,” says Jongert. In order to be equipped to meet market changes in the long term and return to sustainable earnings, Schwarzmüller is placing its focus on product innovation, the international division of labour as well as the expansion of sales structures in the core markets. In addition, Schwarzmüller is expanding its sectoral focuses to cover the construction and the oil industries, together with the food and timber industries.

*Logo plus images of the Schwarzmüller Group in print quality are available in the 'Images' area.

2014 sales target - 260 million Euro

The high level of orders achieved in 2013 has continued into 2014, says Jongert. In the last few weeks there has been a certain seasonal slowdown, but in Germany – one of the new sales focuses of Schwarzmüller – the good economic situation is continuing to have an impact. As a result, the Schwarzmüller Group can expect a turnover this year of

260 million Euro, which is a 10 per cent increased on 2013. The group will therefore achieve a positive result again for the first time in six years.

Strategy 2020: growth in core markets

“We are very pleased with the path we are taking. Our strategic realignment, which we have been implementing since summer 2013, is already producing results,” says Jongert. In order to be equipped to meet market changes in the long term and return to sustainable earnings, Schwarzmüller is placing its focus on product innovation, the international division of labour as well as the expansion of sales structures in the core markets. In addition, Schwarzmüller is expanding its sectoral focuses to cover the construction and the oil industries, together with the food and timber industries.

*Logo plus images of the Schwarzmüller Group in print quality are available in the 'Images' area.

2014 sales target - 260 million Euro

The high level of orders achieved in 2013 has continued into 2014, says Jongert. In the last few weeks there has been a certain seasonal slowdown, but in Germany – one of the new sales focuses of Schwarzmüller – the good economic situation is continuing to have an impact. As a result, the Schwarzmüller Group can expect a turnover this year of

260 million Euro, which is a 10 per cent increased on 2013. The group will therefore achieve a positive result again for the first time in six years.

Strategy 2020: growth in core markets

“We are very pleased with the path we are taking. Our strategic realignment, which we have been implementing since summer 2013, is already producing results,” says Jongert. In order to be equipped to meet market changes in the long term and return to sustainable earnings, Schwarzmüller is placing its focus on product innovation, the international division of labour as well as the expansion of sales structures in the core markets. In addition, Schwarzmüller is expanding its sectoral focuses to cover the construction and the oil industries, together with the food and timber industries.

*Logo plus images of the Schwarzmüller Group in print quality are available in the 'Images' area.

2014 sales target - 260 million Euro

The high level of orders achieved in 2013 has continued into 2014, says Jongert. In the last few weeks there has been a certain seasonal slowdown, but in Germany – one of the new sales focuses of Schwarzmüller – the good economic situation is continuing to have an impact. As a result, the Schwarzmüller Group can expect a turnover this year of

260 million Euro, which is a 10 per cent increased on 2013. The group will therefore achieve a positive result again for the first time in six years.

Strategy 2020: growth in core markets

“We are very pleased with the path we are taking. Our strategic realignment, which we have been implementing since summer 2013, is already producing results,” says Jongert. In order to be equipped to meet market changes in the long term and return to sustainable earnings, Schwarzmüller is placing its focus on product innovation, the international division of labour as well as the expansion of sales structures in the core markets. In addition, Schwarzmüller is expanding its sectoral focuses to cover the construction and the oil industries, together with the food and timber industries.

*Logo plus images of the Schwarzmüller Group in print quality are available in the 'Images' area.