The tonnage delivered to customers increased again by approx. 2% compared to the tonnage that had already risen significantly in 2017. This led to some significant improvements in the key financial figures compared with the corresponding figures for the previous year. In particular, the operating result increased by almost 4% to Euro 30.5 million.
For the 2018 financial year as a whole, management is confident that earnings will exceed both the budgeted figures and the previous year’s result. Possible challenges in the dynamic earnings development could be the current discussions about additional introduction and further increase of existing customs duties. Irrespective of this, the Cronimet Group believes that it is excellently positioned in the economic zones of Europe and the USA, so that with the support of the existing subsidiaries in Asia the impact should remain manageable from today’s perspective. CEO and shareholder Jürgen Pilarsky continues to be very satisfied with the company’s current development: “We are very proud that we were able to continue the positive earnings momentum from 2017 in 2018 without restraint. This has improved and will further improve our capital strength, enabling us to increase our business volume for the benefit of our customers and suppliers even further.”