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Zehnder Group records significant sales growth

Gränichen/Switzerland, 19 January 2018 – In the 2017 financial year, the Zehnder Group (SIX: ZEHN), an international leader in the provision of complete solutions for a healthy indoor climate, achieved sales of EUR 582.4 million (unaudited) compared with the previous year’s figure of EUR 538.9 million – an increase of 8%. This equates to organic growth of 10%. Due to a strong second half of the year in which sales grew organically by 11% compared with the second half of 2016 and profitability increased significantly, the Group was able to improve its operating margin for 2017 as a whole over the previous year (before one-off effects).

Six-month report 2017

Increase in sales but unsatisfactory profit situation

Resumption of production in Turkey – Start of construction of the new factory in the near future

Gränichen, Switzerland, 12 July 2017 – After a production stop that began on 31 May 2017, the Zehnder Group restarts production in Manisa (TR) until further notice. In addition, construction of the new factory will begin in the near future.

Resumption of production in Turkey is aimed from the beginning of July 2017 – Personnel safety has top priority

Gränichen, Switzerland, 14 June 2017 – After a production stop that began on 31 May 2017, the Zehnder Group aims to restart production in Manisa (TR) from the beginning of July 2017. The reason for the production stop was the stronger earthquakes that were recently recorded and the related assessment of the safety of the production building. 

Temporary production stop in Turkey

Gränichen, Switzerland, 31 May 2017 – The Zehnder Group interrupts their production in Manisa (Turkey) with immediate effect. The reason for the interruption is the recent occurrence of earthquakes and the related assessment of the safety of the production building. 

Profit increase due to one-off effect of selling property in China

Gränichen/Switzerland, 27 February 2017 – In 2016, the Zehnder Group achieved a turn- over of EUR 538.9 million – an increase of 1% compared to the previous year. The operating result (EBIT), before one-off effects, dropped from EUR 27.0 million to EUR 15.1 million. Further restructuring costs totalling EUR 12.0 million had an impact on EBIT. There was a one-off positive effect of EUR 40.3 million resulting from the sale of the old production facility in China. After one-off effects, EBIT amounted to EUR 43.4 million, with net income of EUR 28.1 million.​

2016 sales slightly above previous year – a challenging second half of the year

Gränichen/Switzerland, 13 January 2017 – In the 2016 financial year, the Zehnder Group increased its sales to EUR 538.8 million (unaudited) compared to the previous year (EUR 533.0 million), equating to a rise of 1%. The end-of-year financial statements and annual report will be published on 3 March 2017.

Unexpectedly weak sales development in the final trimester of the year puts pressure on profitability

Gränichen/Switzerland, 11 November 2016 – The Zehnder Group has posted unexpectedly weak sales figures in the final trimester of 2016. In particular, sales development in France has been below expectations. Moreover, the continuing fall in value of Sterling imposed a negative effect on sales and margins expressed in euros. For the year as a whole, the Group Executive Committee is expecting sales to reach the same level as the previous year.

Fixed-price share repurchase completed successfully

Gränichen/Switzerland, 7 November 2016 – The Zehnder Group has successfully completed its public share repurchase. The maximum of 250,000 registered shares A will be repurchased​

Repurchasing shares for future employee participation programmes and acquisitions

Gränichen/Switzerland, 20 October 2016 – The Zehnder Group is conducting a further public share repurchase of up to 250,000 listed registered shares A. The repurchased shares will be used for future employee participation programmes and acquisitions. 

Sale of factory premises in China with positive one-off effect in 2016

Gränichen/Switzerland, 23 September 2016 – The Zehnder Group is expecting a positive one-off effect on its operating result (EBIT) for the 2016 financial year amounting to about EUR 40 million, after completing the sale of its former factory premises in China. The transfer of use and risk to the buyer is intended to take place before the end of 2016. 

Six - month Report 2016

Growth in sales and improved results

Increased share in Shanghai Nather Air Tech Co., Ltd.

Gränichen/Switzerland, 28 June 2016 – The Zehnder Group is increasing its share in the Chinese ventilation company Shanghai Nather Air Tech Co., Ltd. from 51 to 75.5%.

René Grieder
Moortalstrasse 1
5722 Gränichen
Suisse

Chief Financial Officer

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