Highlights of the third quarter of 2015

Solid growth despite a weaker market overall

  • Total value of order intake increases by more than 12 per cent
  • Despite contraction of the global market, new truck orders are up by around 5 per cent – driven by growth in western Europe
  • Order book grows by approximately 27 per cent
  • Revenue for the quarter rises by almost 9 per cent year on year
  • Profitability remains at a high level

Reorganisation and strengthening of research and development

  • Dr Eike Böhm appointed to the Executive Board in the new Chief Technology Officer role on 1 August
    • Reorganised technical units now managed centrally
    • Goal: cross-brand, global synergies in R&D, procurement and quality assurance
    • Even greater focus on innovation, quality and customer satisfaction
  • Purchase of Egemin Automation completed