With a sales increase of 8,7%, the IFM group of companies the year 2018 again very successfully completed. "We started the year extremely well at the beginning of 2018. In the 2. In the first half of the year, growth then stabilized at a somewhat lower level. All in all, we are very satisfied with the past fiscal year, "commented Christoph von Rosenberg, CFO of the IFM Group, on the business results now available.
Thus, the specialist for automation and digitalization technology has been able to realize significant growth for the ninth year in a row. Particularly pleasing are the business developments in the markets of Northwest and Southwest Europe and North America. The growth is spread over all product areas on a similar scale, which contributes to sustainable stability. The total number of active customers has increased in the past year and is now at a new record level with customers buying through 164.000.
The positive development of the business figures is also reflected in the workforce that 2018 has grown to just under 7000 employees worldwide. For the current year, the company expects continued stable revenue growth in the high single-digit percentage range. If the plans are met, the group's total revenue at the end of the 2019 fiscal year will exceed the 1 billion euro mark for the first time.
Image: Board of the IFM Group (from left to right): Martin Buck, Benno Kathan, Christoph von Rosenberg, Michael Marhofer and Dr. Ing. Thomas May