The TRUMPF Group has again registered an increase in sales and orders over the previous year. Both values increased in the past fiscal year, ending 30th June 2015, by approximately 5%. According to preliminary calculations, total sales amounted to 2.723 billion Euros (previous year: 2.584 billion Euros) and the order intake was 2.825 billion Euros (previous year: 2.7 billion Euros).
The UK operation mirrors this upward trend and has declared an increase in turnover of 2% on the last financial year to £46.58M. In total TRUMPF Ltd., sold 120 machines across all of its technologies.
What is particularly important, however, is the contribution that the company’s TruServices programme has made to this figure. TRUMPF continues to invest heavily in service provision and the popularity of this programme is evidenced by an increase of 9% in service related sales which equates to £12.5M of turnover.
“We introduced our TruServices programme to support customers through the life cycle of their machines and it’s clearly paying dividends,” confirmed Lee Moakes, Technical Director, TRUMPF Ltd. “It’s an area of our business which has improved significantly, with special note to the impressive growth of tooling, software and training and we are committed to developing these services year on year.”
The TRUMPF Group is particularly pleased to see increased sales and order values following the discontinuation of its Medical Technology division in the first year after the sale. It was sold to US medical technology manufacturer Hill-Rom Holdings Inc., on 1st August 2014.
“We generated the past fiscal year’s growth in our core business and we were able to reinforce it with targeted acquisitions,” said Dr. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller, President of the TRUMPF Group. These included the acquisition of EHT in Teningen and JK Laser in the UK, as well as the strengthening of regional markets in Eastern Europe and Turkey.
“With a book-to-bill ratio of above one – that is, the fact the order intake is higher than sales – we have created good foundations for the new fiscal year of 2015/16 that has just begun,” said the head of TRUMPF.
Image: Nicola Leibinger-Kammueller, President of the TRUMPF GmbH+Co. KG