Bürkle has reported a continuous receipt of orders since the beginning of 2010, culminating in a total of €42 million at the end of June. This order value trebles the figure reached in the previous year, leaving the manufacturer confident that it can reach its planned sales target of more than €85 million for 2010. After the economic crisis back in 2009, these figures amount to an increase in turnover of more than 30%.
Based on these figures, Bürkle chief Hans-Joachim Bender expects to be able to match the €115 million record year in 2008 by 2012 at the latest. The photovoltaics sector of the business currently earns the company 30% of its targets. More than 60 lines of the Ypsator and single-opening laminators have been sold since Bürkle’s market entry three years ago.
Due to the positive results recorded by the manufacturer for this period, the 480 employees at the sites in Freudenstadt and Mastholte will all continue in their positions. “We have not dismissed anybody during the crisis and we would like to achieve good results with our well-cooperating team in 2010,” concluded Bender.