The KAP group at a glance

Segment overview

Our segment strategy is based on holding excellent market positions in attractive niches in currently five appealing sectors.

In the engineered products segment, we develop, produce and sell technical textiles and threads around the world with chemical and physical conditioning that offer characteristic performance for our customers’ products. Our products are used in a wide range of industries. Thanks to their light weight and innovative production processes, the list of applications is constantly growing as an increasing number of traditional materials are replaced. This makes technical textiles a material of the future. They have applications in mobility, energy, construction and medicine, for example. In 2020, the segment´s share of revenue was 37.5%.

Selected key indicators on development in the engineered products segment

 

 

2020

2019

Change

Revenue

in € million

127.0

150.7

-15.7 %

EBITDA

in € million

2.7

1.5

80.0 %

Normalised EBITDA

in € million

4.8

2.4

100.0 %

Normalised EBITDA margin

%

3.8

1.6

2.2 PP

Investments

in € million

1.8

2.9

-37.9 %

Employees

 

870

948

-8.2 %

 

In the flexible films segment, we develop, produce and sell flexible films for our customers for a wide range of applications. Our product portfolio ranges from flexible packaging materials for the consumer goods industry and products for medical technology and the entertainment sector, to the construction industry and digital imaging. In 2020, the segment´s share of revenue was 29.6%.

Selected key indicators on development in the flexible films segment

 

 

2020

2019

Change

Revenue

in € million

100.1

89.2

12.2 %

EBITDA

in € million

14.8

10.1

46.5 %

EBITDA margin

%

14.8

11.4

3.4 PP

Investments

in € million

2.0

2.4

-16.7 %

Employees

 

321

326

-1.5 %

 

In our newest segment surface technologies, we develop highly specialized surface solutions for metallic materials for our customers and implement these in highly efficient processes. We serve a wide range of end markets such as the food industry, furniture, machine engineering, electronics and mobility. In 2020, the segment´s share of revenue was 15.8%.

Selected key indicators on development in the surface technologies segment

 

 

2020

2019

Change

Revenue

in € million

53.5

64.1

-16.5 %

EBITDA

in € million

18.5

21.6

-14.4 %

Normalised EBITDA

in € million

10.2

13.7

-25.5 %

Normalised EBITDA margin

%

19.1

21.4

2.3 PP

Investments

in € million

14.9

7.3

>100 %

Employees

 

769

761

1.1 %

 

With our precision components segment, we offer highly precise products for use in special electric or electromechanical drives, which are made of plastic or plastic/metal compounds. The portfolio includes highly precise gearwheels and adjoining metal products, which are used in e-bikes, among other things. In 2020, the segment´s share of revenue was 11.7 %.

Selected key indicators on development in the precision components segment

 

 

20202019

Change

Revenue

in € million

39.6

49.5

-20.0 %

EBITDA

in € million

1.8

2.2

-18.2 %

Normalised EBITDA

in € million

1.9

3.4

-44.1 %

Normalised EBITDA margin

%

4.8

6.9

-2.1 PP

Investments

in € million

2.2

2.5

-12.0 %

Employees

 

617

619

-0.3 %