PALFINGER records significant revenue growth and exceptionally high increase in earnings

 EUR million

          HY 2015


            HY 2014

              HY 2013

 Revenue 606.2 + 14.1 % 531.2 475.1
 EBITDA 73.5 + 25.6 % 58.5 54.0
 EBIT 53.7 + 29.6 % 41.4 39.1
 EBIT margin 8.9 % 7.8 % 8.2 %



 In the first six months of 2015, the PALFINGER Group recorded steep growth. Revenue rose by 14.1 per cent to EUR 606.2 million, which is a new half-year record. Earnings grew more strongly than revenue: EBIT increased by 29.6 per cent to EUR 53.7 million. The consolidated net result for the first half of 2015 was EUR 34.6 million, 40.6 per cent higher than the previous year’s level.


Performance by segment
In the first half of 2015, the EUROPEAN UNITS segment reported a year-on-year increase in revenue of 9.7 per cent, from EUR 377.6 million to EUR 414.3 million. Approximately 20 per cent of this growth was attributable to the revenue generated by Norwegian Deck Machinery AS, which had been acquired in January. The segment saw an increase in EBIT of 13.5 per cent to EUR 53.1 million as compared to EUR 46.8 million for the first half of 2014.

In the first half of 2015, the revenue of the AREA UNITS segment increased by 24.9 per cent, from EUR 153.6 million to EUR 191.9 million. Organic growth accounted for slightly more than half of this increase, while the rest was attributable primarily to the companies acquired in Russia. The segment’s EBIT surged by 146.4 per cent to EUR 7.9 million.


Despite the fact that the global economy is still heterogeneous and volatile in numerous regions of the world, which in recent months have been more strongly subject to political tensions than a few years ago, PALFINGER’s management expects revenue growth of approx. 10 per cent and satisfactory earnings.

PALFINGER continues to pursue the target of increasing its annual revenue, including the not fully-consolidated joint venture companies in China and Russia, to approx. EUR 1.8 billion by 2017.

The Interim Report for the First Half of 2015 is available for download at


PALFINGER is an international technology and mechanical engineering company and the world’s leading producer and provider of innovative crane and lifting solutions. With around 12,700 employees (without contract workers), 30 manufacturing sites and a worldwide sales and service network of around 5,000 service points, PALFINGER creates added value from the challenges of its customers. PALFINGER is consistently continuing on its course as a provider of innovative, complete solutions that deliver increased efficiency and better operability, while leveraging the potential of digitalization along the entire production and value chain.

PALFINGER AG has been listed on the Vienna stock exchange since 1999, and in 2023 achieved record revenue of EUR 2.45 billion.


For further information please contact:

Hannes Roither | Group Spokesperson | PALFINGER AG
T +43 662 2281-81100 |

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