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2017 has been another good year for the Dr. Helmut Rothenberger Holding group.
All companies contributed to excellent results not only in sales but also in earnings and free cash flows.
One of the highlights in 2017 has been the acquisition of the RÖHM group in Germany, one of the leading companies of components for gripping and clamping technologies worldwide.
RÖHM is the only manufacturer of chucks for power tools outside Asia with a superior quality made in Germany. The RÖHM group offers to us the possibility not only to develop cutting-edge technologies for digital production processes and industry 4.0 but also the chance to give new glory to RÖHM’s traditional German brand since 1909.
Furthermore the public takeover procedure of NORDWEST Handel AG has been successfully completed by end of 2017.
With a stable shareholder base NORDWEST is now in a strong position to continue its successful development of new digitally controlled sales, finance and supply structures together with their over 1.000 industrial retail partners.
For the first time in 2017, NORDWEST has exceeded a business volume of more than 2.5 billion euro.
With a sales volume of more than 1.3 billion euro in 2017, the consolidated group and associated companies of the Dr. Helmut Rothenberger Holding have reached a new dimension.
The very high level of incoming orders in all companies already today secures a strong and profitable growth of more than 10 % in 2018.
I would like to extend my personal thanks and appreciation for this great achievement to all our committed employees, the management, our business partners as well as my family.
Salzburg, January 2018
Dr. Helmut Rothenberger
ROTHENBERGER is the worldwide leader in producing innovative, technologically demanding pipe tools and machines for plumbing, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, gas and environment technologies.
Business Unit Tools 2017: 1,796 employees, turnover € 394 million
AUTANIA is a leading European machine tool group for highly technological systems for complete machining and cold forming technology.
Autania 2017: 935 employees, turnover € 178 million
Since 1919, NORDWEST Handel AG is one of the leading trading companies in the European industrial B2B market.
The main focus of NORDWEST is the high volume purchasing, Internet-supported data, cataloging and marketing as well as world-class logistics and customized financial concepts.
Nordwest 2017: 338 employees, 1,002 industrial retail partners, business volume € 2.5 billion, turnover € 388 Mio.
LEISTRITZ AG was founded in 1905 in Nuremberg. The company is active in the business segments turbine, pump, extrusion and production technologies.
Leistritz 2017: 2,041 employees, turnover € 302 Mio.
ROTHENBERGER REAL ESTATES pools the real estate-related activities and interests of the Dr. Helmut Rothenberger Holding.
The different companies manage the development, marketing and rental of industrial, logistics, trade, office and residential properties.
Founded in 1909, RÖHM is one of the leading chucking tool manufacturers with a wide and powerful product range and a major potential of special designs.
Röhm 2017: 1,204 employees, turnover € 144 million
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