GERMANY, Balingen Bizerba posted record turnover of EUR 598.6 mill. in 2015, 19% up on the previous year. Founded by master mechanic Andreas Bizer in Balingen in 1866, the company is currently celebrating its 150th birthday. The revenue represents a new record for the scales, cash register and weigh-price-labelling system specialists.
The Balingen-based company increased its turnover in all sales regions in 2015. The strong demand for Bizerba's weighing, slicing and labelling solutions, the targeted acquisitions and renewed efforts in global growth markets were key drivers of the extraordinary growth. 2015 saw the group expand its subsidiary in the United States and strengthen its presence in Southeast Asia with the opening of a location in Singapore. In addition, the German company took over the French inspection specialists Luceo and the Austrian labelling specialists Helf.
posted its highest growth in the NAFTA region, i.e. Canada, the United States and Mexico. Boosted by positive exchange rate effects, sales there rose by 32% to EUR 128.7 mill. Further growth areas were the Asia Pacific region with an increase of 31%, Eastern Europe at 27% and Ibero-America with an increase of 23%.
Germany, Austria and Switzerland also posted significant growth of 14%. The German-speaking area remains the largest sales market for the family business. Early in 2016 the owner family Kraut announced that the company is now back in 100% family ownership after a period of about 20 years. The buy-back of all external group shares coincides with the company's 150th anniversary this year.
Bizerba offers its clients in the craft, trade, industry and logistics sectors a solution portfolio consisting of "weight"-related hardware and software. The offering includes products and solutions for slicing, processing, weighing, cash collection, checking, order picking and labelling. Services extending from consulting, labels and consumables through to leasing round off the range of solutions.
Source: afz 21/2016