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Press release 04.12.2019

Bucher Municipal strengthens its presence in France via the acquisition of Eurovoirie

Bucher Municipal, a division of Bucher Industries, is acquiring 100% of the leading French distributor of municipal vehicles Eurovoirie SAS. This allows the division to directly market its entire product portfolio of municipal vehicles to French customers and to better service them.

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New member of the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Bucher Industries AG is to propose that the Annual General Meeting on 18 April 2018 elect Martin Hirzel as a new Board member.

2017 ends on a pleasing note

Bucher Industries posted strong order intake and higher sales for the 2017 reporting year. The markets in which the Group operates performed particularly well in the second half of the year. All divisions contributed to the increase in sales. For the reporting year 2017, the Group is forecasting an improved operating profit margin and a significant increase in group profit.

Change to group management

Christina Johansson, member of group management and CFO of Bucher Industries, has decided to leave the company and seek a new professional direction. Manuela Suter, Head of Controlling of Bucher Industries, will assume the position of CFO as a member of group management on 1 January 2018.

Significant increase in order intake

The markets in which Bucher Industries operates have enjoyed a recovery in the first nine months of the year. The Group experienced a significant growth in order intake, and sales have increased pleasingly, with all divisions contributing to the higher Group sales.

Improved business performance in the first half of 2017

The business performance and above all the outlook for Bucher Industries for the year as a whole improved in the first half of 2017. All the divisions with the exception of Bucher Specials contributed to the marked increase in order intake. Group sales were also up year on year. The operating profit margin remained at the same level as in the first half of 2016.

Bucher Industries thinks and acts for the long term

Bucher Industries develops and manufactures machinery and equipment which combine long service life with high energy efficiency. Consciously making responsible use of natural resources is part of the business activities. The Sustainability Report 2016 published today describes the Group’s sustainability strategy and how it is put into practice in daily business.

First quarter sees improved order intake and stable sales

In the first quarter of 2017 order intake at Bucher Industries increased year on year by 14% and Group sales grew by 2%. Kuhn Group reported a pleasing rise in order intake, while the division’s sales remained stable. Bucher Municipal, Bucher Hydraulics and Bucher Emhart Glass also performed well.

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