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Press release 30.01.2020

Record sales despite weaker demand in 2019

For Bucher Industries, 2019 was a year defined by a challenging market environment. Demand declined overall, albeit from a very high level. Thanks to the exceptionally strong order book at the beginning of the reporting period and a significant increase at Bucher Emhart Glass, sales rose again slightly over the very strong previous year. The Group expects operating profit for the reporting period to fall just slightly short of the good result achieved in 2018. The Group’s profit for the year is expected to be on a par with that of the previous year.

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Bucher Industries increases order intake by 15% in first quarter of 2013

On the basis of solid demand in all divisions, Bucher Industries increased order intake by 15% to CHF 672 million in the first quarter of 2013. Sales reached CHF 658 million, a 4% decline compared with the high level recorded for the same period of the previous year. The acquisition effect was just under 3%.

2013 annual general meeting approves all the board’s proposals

The shareholders attending today’s annual general meeting of Bucher Industries AG approved all the board of directors’ proposals. In addition to the regular agenda items, the shareholders approved the re-election of Rolf Broglie and Anita Hauser to the board.

Bucher Hydraulics acquires a production base in Brazil

Bucher Hydraulics, a division of Bucher Industries, is creating a new production and engineering base in Brazil by acquiring Eco Sistemas near Porto Alegre. Eco Sistemas is the ideal partner to establish the new hub of Bucher Hydraulics in South America.

Bucher Industries posts 21% rise in operating profit and profit for the year

In the 2012 business year, Bucher Industries increased sales by 12% to CHF 2 609 million, while operating profit rose 21% to CHF 229 million. The operating profit margin increased to 8.8%. Profit for the year also grew by 21%, reaching CHF 154 million. The board of directors is proposing a dividend of CHF 5.00 per share to the annual general meeting on 11 April 2013.

Bucher Industries achieves high sales growth

Bucher Industries increased sales by 12% to CHF 2 609 million in the 2012 business year. Order intake of CHF 2 490 million was 4% down on the high level of the previous year because of major one-off orders in 2011 and the slowdown in the market for hydraulic components. For 2012 the Group expects double-digit growth in operating profit and profit for the year.

Bucher Industries acquires Ölhydraulik Altenerding

Bucher Industries is acquiring the medium-sized enterprise Ölhydraulik Altenerding in Erding, Germany, for its Bucher Hydraulics division. The company specialises in advanced hydraulic cylinder technology for high-pressure applications, which complements Bucher Hydraulics' portfolio of hydraulic solutions.

Bucher Industries publishes first sustainability report

Bucher Industries AG is publishing its first sustainability report in accordance with the GRI G3 Level C standard. Environmental indicators based on data collected for the first time in 2011 ensure additional transparency. The findings of the survey will feed into the operations of the Group companies.

Emhart Glass plans to leverage its global footprint

Emhart Glass, a division of Bucher Industries and the worldwide market leader in glass container forming machinery, is planning to step up its response to the shift in the glass container markets from customized, high-end equipment to more standardized glass-forming machinery. The proposed realignment of production and engineering capacities will increase the division's flexibility, cost efficiency and profitability, while improving proximity to its customers worldwide.

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