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17 Aug 2017

Kiefel – still on a growth trajectory

Exceptional increases in incoming orders and turnover

Kiefel GmbH, Freilassing, a leading supplier of plastic processing

machines, looks back on a successful year in 2016 and is delighted to

report substantial growth increases again for 2017.

After incoming orders of 2016 developed very positively, the related

turnover of 2017, including the turnover of the daughter companies,

Bosch Sprang in the Netherlands, Mould & Matic Solutions in Austria

and SWA in the Czech Republic has increased by 50% to approx. € 200

million. Incoming orders rose at the same rate in the first half of 2017.

This stabilizes the positive business development and it is already clear:

2017 will be a new record year for Kiefel.


Incoming orders and turnover have increased in all Kiefel business areas.

Even though the largest contribution to comprehensive income is made by the

packaging sector, likewise, record results have been achieved in the

automotive and medicine fields.


"The order intake of the last year and the resulting sharp increase in turnover

this year far exceeded our expectations. Also in the current financial year we

are expecting a significant increase of sales figures compared to the previous

year", emphasizes Kiefel CEO, Thomas J. Halletz. "This results, on the one

hand, from the successful placement of our innovative technologies and

systems. On the other hand, we have been able to round off our product

portfolio with some acquisitions, thus opening up further customer bases. In

addition, the Brückner Group, which is family-owned and we belong to for

some years now, promotes the sustainable development of its companies.

Thus, this has contributed significantly to the success of Kiefel.”


Global growth


In Europe, there is a clear improvement in the economic situation. Accordingly,

the region continues to be the most important sales market for Kiefel.

Due to the favourable economic situation, a record order intake was also

achieved in the US market. The Kiefel Technology Center in Detroit and the

acquisition of the tool and mould manufacturer Paragon Molds also opened up

further growth opportunities in the automotive sector.

As a result of the intensification of market processing in Asia – particularly in

Southeast Asia – the largest percentage increase in order intake and sales

was achieved there.


Success creates Jobs


"Without highly motivated and qualified employees, it would not be able to

cope with the exceptional growth of Kiefel in Freilassing. At the same time, this

growth continuously creates new jobs" says Dr. Bernd Stein, CTO of Kiefel

GmbH. "Our interesting product portfolio with innovative technologies

combined with ideal working conditions offers the employees an attractive field

of activity."



(Fact Box) Kiefel - Success creates jobs

At Kiefel in Freilassing, 500 employees currently are employed. Including the strategic acquisitions of recent years, some 1,000 people work for the Bavarian traditional company. Opening up new markets creates additional employment. In order to secure Kiefel's position as a leading technology company in the long term, for the Freilassing site, both women and men with technical know-how and enthusiasm are in demand: Engineers, sales engineers, electronics technicians for technology & processes, mechanics for technology & processes, service technicians, software engineers, project managers as well as technical commissioning engineers.           More Information under the menu item carreer.