TRUMPF has posted the largest revenue rise in its entire history.
During the past fiscal year (ending June 30, 2011) the Ditzingen
machine-tool producer saw an increase of 51 percent, with sales rising
by 683 million Euros to 2.024 billion Euros. This was announced today
at the machine tool and laser specialist's annual press conference by
the company's President and Chairwoman of the Managing Board, Dr.
"Last year was one of TRUMPF's most successful ever," said the head of
the family-owned company. "Within just one fiscal year, we've regained
what we lost over the previous two." The gap between the record
revenues before the recession and today is now as good as closed, she
said. At 2.22 billion Euros, orders received have actually exceeded the
record value so far. The pre-tax result amounts to 185.3 million Euros
– after a still-negative result of -59 million Euros in the
"Following the major declines during the recession years, we now have
strong growth in all the world's regions - most particularly in China,
but also in Germany and the American markets," said Nicola
Leibinger-Kammüller. She added that the high-tech company also
owes this success to its role as a technological leader: "We have
increased our outlay on research and development, already high as it
is, by 22 percent. Only in this way can we offer our customers products
that give them the competitive edge."
TRUMPF plans to continue growing in the current fiscal year as well.
"We're expecting double-digit growth," explains Nicola
Leibinger-Kammüller. "However, there are also signs that because
of the Euro crisis, growth will be far slower than last year. We're
optimistic, but keeping our eyes open at the same time.“
With the support provided by its highly productive machines and laser
systems, she added, the Ditzingen company is well equipped for more
insecure times. TRUMPF's strong commitment in China is also
contributing decisively to the company being able to make use of growth
opportunities there: TRUMPF is currently in the process of doubling its
production capacity in China, the world's number one growth market, and
the extension to the factory in Taicang near Shanghai is due to be
opened in the spring of 2012.
"No-one can say today how the global economy will develop in the coming
weeks and months,“ said the head of TRUMPF, which now has 8,550
employees worldwide. "However we are convinced that high-growth markets
will continue to exist in the future, and our presence there also
benefits our locations in Germany."
Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller also had a message for Europe's
politicians: "The Euro crisis and the Greece problem now have to be
solved quickly, efficiently and sustainably. Each week without any
tangible result will only make markets more insecure."
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