HILTI SALES UP IN THE FIRST FOUR MONTHS

Schaan (FL), Mai 17, 2017 – The Hilti Group continues its growth course in 2017. Despite persistent global uncertainties, sales in the first four months were up +4.9 percent versus the corresponding period of the previous year. In local currencies, sales have grown by +4.8 percent. After adjusting for the divestment of the solar company Unirac, sales in Swiss Francs were up +6.1 percent.

Strong growth was achieved in the regions of North America with +7.6 percent (excluding the Unirac effect) and Eastern Europe / Middle East / Africa with +8.5 percent in local currencies. In Europe, the Hilti Group posted solid growth at +5.5 percent, while the Asia/Pacific region has grown by +2.6 percent. Against the backdrop of the ongoing economic crisis in Brazil, the sales increase of +7.6 percent in Latin America is particularly gratifying.

“Following a slower start into the year, our business has regained significant momentum in the past two months. For 2017, we will continue to adhere to our objective of achieving slightly higher sales growth than in the previous year. Furthermore, we will proceed on our investment course focusing on our product portfolio and sales capacities,” said CEO Christoph Loos.

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