The Bühler Group, Uzwil/Switzerland, has continued its positive development in 2018. All business units achieved organic growth. Group turnover increased by 22 % to CHF 3.3 bn.
Haas was successfully integrated into the Bühler Group in 2018 and contributed to the companyʼs success. The Bühler Group has further strengthened its strategic position by establishing a third business pillar, Consumer Foods. Its new, most advanced factory in Changzhou, China, is fully operational, and construction of its Cubic innovation campus in Uzwil is nearing completion. To drive digitalization, the company entered a partnership with Microsoft.
“We are satisfied with the 2018 overall results”, said Bühler CEO Stefan Scheiber during a media conference on the presentation of the innovation campus Cubic. “Volumes developed well, but profits were below our objectives. Despite risks such as trade conflicts, we are well positioned with our portfolio and our global organization, and look to the future with confidence.”
The 2018 business year was also characterized by a gain in market shares and an order intake which increased by 17 % to CHF 3.3 bn. Ebit increased in absolute terms by 13 % to CHF 231 m, which represents an Ebit margin of 7.1 % (previous year: 7.6 %).