The Jungheinrich Group maintained its successful growth trajectory in the first quarter of the 2017 financial year. After all-time high figures in fiscal 2016, incoming orders, net sales, production and EBIT all went up compared with the same period of time the previous year.
During the first quarter of 2017 Jungheinrichs incoming orders went up by 15 percent, while net sales increased by 19 percent and production by 21 percent compared with the same time frame in the previous year. Orders on hand rose with 11 percent at the end of March compared with the end of 2016.
“The first three months of 2017 have demonstrated we are on schedule and are resolutely maintaining our course for growth”, says CEO Volker Hues. “The volume of incoming orders and the high level of orders on hand, resulting in an order reach of over four months, give us cause to have a positive outlook on 2017. On this basis we are upholding our forecast for the current fiscal year, anticipating net sales of €3.3 billion to €3.4 billion and EBIT of €250 million to €260 million.”