Full order books at Bühler01/23/2008 The Bühler Technology Group booked orders worth CHF 1,835m in the year 2007. This is 8.5% above the previous year’s level. With order bookings in 2007 amounting to CHF 1,835m, Bühler achieved a new record level. Overall, the Group benefited from a sound market environment, although some customer segments responded to the rise in grain prices and the stiff competition in the automotive industry by restraining their capital spending. But especially in this contested market situation, Bühler’s powerful sales and customer service platforms proved to be of strategic significance in all markets. They enable solutions to be offered in line with market needs, market fluctuations to be equalized, and the customer service business to be systematically expanded.
Growth was very sharp in Bühler’s major market regions. In Europe, the Group boosted its order bookings by 15%, with especially East Europe achieving above-average growth of 20%. The region of North, Central, and South America increased its order intake by some 24%. In the other regions, the situation was more diverse. In Africa, order bookings declined once again. Despite political and economic turmoil, business in the Middle East and in China remained constant. India, on the other hand, improved markedly.
Bühler once again expects an above-average improvement over the previous year in terms of both sales revenue (turnover) and earnings. Moreover, the Group started the new year with a large backlog of orders.
The detailed financial statement and annual report will be published for the Annual Media Conference 2008. The conference will be held in Uzwil on April 3, 2008.
Bühler is a global leader in the supply of process engineering solutions, especially production technologies for making foods and engineering materials. Bühler is present in over 140 countries and employs about 6,600 persons worldwide.