Engel continues to grow in DACH countries and Asia

Engel continues to grow in… Engel Austria can present itself in good spirits at Fakuma 2018. The injection moulding machine manufacturer and system solutions provider is expected to experience further moderate growth for the current fiscal year, even despite the strong growth of recent years shifting to a sideways movement globally. Asia and German-speaking Europe are the regions that are continuing to evolve in a positive direction. Engel has made further additions to its world-wide workforce during the current fiscal year.

Specifically, at the end of March 2019, Engel is expecting to close out the fiscal year 2018/2019 with a group turnover of around 1.6 billion euros, which would represent a 6% increase over the previous year. In the 2017/2018 fiscal year, Engel boosted its turnover world-wide by 11% to 1.51 billion euros. In the latest revenue breakdown, Europe represents the lion's share with 53%, while America currently amounts to 24% and Asia to 22%. "The revenue growth in Asia is by far the biggest in the Engel Group," reports Dr. Christoph Steger, CSO of Engel Holding, at Fakuma 2018. “And Asia is continuing to develop very dynamically."

Germany remains key engine of innovation

On the other hand, the latest developments in North America are not as encouraging. Following several years of strong growth, the region is below last year's level, as of the end of fiscal year 2018/19's second quarter. The slowdown is primarily due to the large international conglomerates, which are taking a wait-and-see approach in the wake of the latest developments in economic policy. Smaller, local enterprises are still on an investment path.

The trade disputes are making it difficult to give forecasts, especially given that they could impinge upon European exports. Many international corporate groups have their headquarters in Europe, and procure machines and manufacturing solutions from there for their locations around the world. To date, there has been no sign of a downturn in European exports. Alongside Asia, Engel can report further growth in the German-speaking nations of Europe, also known as the DACH countries ("D" for Germany, "A" for Austria and "CH" for Switzerland). "We are currently above where we were one year ago in terms of incoming orders in the DACH region," Steger explains.

Germany remains the market with the highest turnover and continues to be the key engine of innovation for Engel. Engel has managed to increase its sales in Germany by 50% over the past five years. Two factors in particular are contributing to this. Firstly, the global expansion of many companies based in Germany and secondly, the high level of technological development with heavily demanding projects.

World’s largest manufacturer of injection moulding machines and, at the same time, one of the world’s leading plastics processing machine manufacturers