This major order from the city of Moscow is part of a large-scale tendering process covering a wide range of infrastructure equipment. Key factors influencing the decision to award the contract were the high quality of the sweepers and winter maintenance equipment already supplied, the good price-performance ratio and the ability to deliver major orders professionally and on schedule. Bucher Municipal's flexible production capacity in Switzerland, Great Britain, Latvia and Italy will enable it to meet the short delivery deadlines.

The whole order will have an impact on sales and earnings in the current year and it will ensure high capacity utilisation. As a result, the division also has an improved outlook. Bucher Municipal is looking forward to a marked increase in sales and operating profit for the 2014 business year.

Bucher Municipal is the European and Australian market leader in municipal vehicles for cleaning and clearing snow from public and private spaces. It offers a wide range of compact and truck-mounted sweepers, winter maintenance equipment and refuse collection vehicles.

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Bucher Industries is a global technology group with leading market positions in speciality areas of mechanical and vehicle engineering. The company's operations include specialised agricultural machinery, municipal vehicles, hydraulic components, manufacturing equipment for the glass container industry and for wine and fruit juice production, as well as automation technology. The group's shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: BUCN).