Level of orders

Order intake increased to €1,881.7 million, which was significantly higher than in the prior-year period due to organic growth and acquisitions (Q1 2016: €1,296.7 million). The Industrial Trucks & Services segment contributed €1,414.6 million to total order intake, a year-on-year rise of 12.5 percent (Q1 2016: €1,257.3 million). The Supply Chain Solutions segment, which comprises Dematic (since November 2016) including Egemin Automation and Dematic Retrotech (since March 2016), contributed €461.3 million (Q1 2016: €35.1 million) to the order volume. At €2,306.4 million, the order book was above the high level seen at the end of last year (31 December 2016: €2,244.7 million).