PALFINGER steps up growth pace in 3rd quarter of 2015

 EUR million

     Q1-Q3 2013

     Q1-Q3 2014

       Q1-Q3 2015


 Revenue 716.1 782.5 898.9 +14.9
 EBITDA 79.3 82.0 107.7 +31.3
 EBIT 56.0 56.0 77.7 +38.7
 EBIT margin 7.8% 7.2% 8.6% -


Salzburg, 30 October 2015

In the first three quarters of 2015, the performance of the PALFINGER Group continued to be marked by steep growth. Revenue rose by 14.9 per cent from EUR 782.5 million in the first nine months of 2014 to EUR 898.9 million, which is a new record level. EBIT showed an extraordinarily strong increase of 38.7 per cent from EUR 56.0 million to EUR 77.7 million. This, in turn, generated a marked rise in the EBIT margin, which came to 8.6 per cent, as compared to 7.2 per cent in the first three quarters of 2014. The consolidated net result for the first three quarters of 2015 was EUR 48.4 million, 49.2 per cent higher than the previous year’s figure of EUR 32.4 million.

The major factors accounting for this positive performance included the huge gains achieved in the sale of loader cranes in Europe as well as the continued progress made by PALFINGER outside Europe. In North America, strong demand coupled with the strong US dollar facilitated a significant boost in revenue and earnings. In Russia/CIS, the strategic investments in local value creation made it possible for PALFINGER to continue its success in this market region. In Asia, PALFINGER’s cooperation with SANY was fruitful. In the marine business, the low oil price dampened customers’ willingness to invest; nevertheless, PALFINGER continued its growth, achieving an increase in revenue of approx. 25 per cent. In South America, however, PALFINGER recorded further losses in revenue as a result of the generally slack economy even though PALFINGER’s share in this market increased. The contributions to earnings made by the EUROPEAN UNITS segment and, in particular, the AREA UNITS segment showed a significant increase in the first three quarters of 2015.

The present level of incoming orders gives reason to expect further growth in the fourth quarter of 2015. In Europe, visibility is still low but has stabilized. The investment propensity of customers in Europe is still restrained, despite some positive trends, whereas in the USA there is greater confidence in a revival of the economy.



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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