Zehnder Group AG / Key word(s): Development of Sales
Gränichen (Switzerland), 14 January 2022: Zehnder Group (SIX: ZEHN), a leading international provider of complete solutions for a healthy indoor climate, achieved sales of EUR 697.2 million in the 2021 financial year. This corresponds to an increase of 13%. While the Group benefited from the backlog of demand in the first half of the year, shortages in the supply chain slowed growth in the second half.
Strong radiator business, slowdown in ventilation growth
The Zehnder Group had a strong first half of 2021 with a growth in sales of 23% (24% organic). The radiator business in particular benefited from the backlog of pandemic-related demand. In the second half of the year, the Group faced an increasingly reduced availability of electronic components. This led to delivery problems, especially within the ventilation sector, resulting in a significant slowdown in growth. Ventilation sales nevertheless grew by 3% in the second half of the year (-3% organic), while sales for radiators grew by 6% (5% organic). Overall, the second half of the year closed with a positive result of 4% (1% organic). Sales of EUR 697.2 million (unaudited; EUR 617.7 million in the previous year) translated into a growth in turnover of 13% for the entire year (12% organic).
The ventilation business area accounted for EUR 352.7 million of total sales. This represents a growth of 9% (6% organic). The two acquisitions made in the reporting year - Fortuneway in China in April and Caladair in France in October - contributed around 3% to ventilation sales. Revenues in the radiator business area grew by 17% to EUR 344.5 million (18% organic). This means that the share of total sales accounted for by ventilation and radiators was 51% and 49% respectively at the end of the year (52% and 48% in the previous year).
Positive backlog of demand in European radiator markets
The European segment achieved sales of EUR 586.8 million in 2021. This represents an unchanged 84% of total sales, and a 13% increase in sales (13% organic). EUR 290.0 million of revenue in Europe was generated in the ventilation business area. All three product lines - residential ventilation, heat exchangers and clean air solutions - contributed to the 8% growth (7% organic). In the radiator business area, revenues increased by 20% to EUR 296.8 million (20% organic). Sales in the radiator product line as well as in the climate ceiling product line both experienced positive development.
Strong ventilation growth in North America, real estate crisis in China during second half of the year
The Chinese & North American segment achieved sales of EUR 110.3 million in the reporting year, corresponding to an unchanged 16% of total sales. Compared to the previous year, revenues grew by 10% (3% organic).
Details on the 2021 sales by region and business area (unaudited) can be found in the annex. The Zehnder Group will publish its full annual financial statements on 23 February 2022.
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This media release is published in German and English. The German version is binding. For further information about the Zehnder Group, please visit www.zehndergroup.com.
The Zehnder Group improves quality of life with comprehensive indoor climate solutions. The globally active company develops and manufactures its products in 18 plants, including 3 in China and 3 in North America. Its sales activities, spanning more than 70 countries, take place through local sales companies and representative offices.
Zehnder Group products and systems for heating and cooling, comfortable indoor ventilation and air cleaning are characterised by outstanding design and high energy efficiency. The Group is among the market and technology leaders in its business areas with brands such as Zehnder, Acova and Core.
The Zehnder Group has had its headquarters in Gränichen (Switzerland) since 1895. It employs around 3500 people worldwide and achieved sales of EUR 697 million in 2021 (unaudited). The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (symbol ZEHN/number 27 653 461). The unlisted registered shares B are held by the Zehnder family and persons closely associated with them.
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