Level of orders

Order intake rose to €5,833.1 million, up by 11.8 per cent on the prior-year level (2015: €5,215.6 million). Egemin Automation, Retrotech (from March 2016) and Dematic (from November 2016), which together form the Supply Chain Solutions segment, contributed a total of €431.2 million to the order volume. Negative currency effects reduced order intake by €108.8 million. The order book expanded year on year by €1,380.6 million to €2,244.7 million (31 December 2015: €864.0 million). The huge leap was mainly caused by the inclusion of Dematic’s order book on the reporting date.