The TRUMPF Group was able to generate a significant 10.8 percent upturn in sales in the 2016/17 fiscal year. According to preliminary calculations, sales for 2016/17 amounted to 3.1 billion euros (up from 2.8 billion euros in 2015/16). Orders received rose to 3.4 billion euros (up from 2.8 billion euros in 2015/16) – an increase of 21.1 percent.
Once again, Germany was the biggest single market (sales of 642 million euros), followed by the U.S. (416 million euros) and China (398 million euros). Sales in South Korea – where many of TRUMPF’s customers from the electronics industry have their base – were particularly encouraging, rising by 57 percent to reach 209 million euros. This made South Korea TRUMPF’s fourth-biggest market worldwide in the last fiscal year.
In Europe, Italy (up 34 percent on the last fiscal year) and the Netherlands (up 55 percent) were the top individual performers. In the Netherlands, sales were boosted by EUV business with chip manufacturer ASML. TRUMPF supplies ASML with lasers that use extreme ultraviolet radiation to process chip surfaces for the computer industry.