Segments

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 produce textile fabrics and threads with chemical and physical conditioning. Our product portfolio includes, among other things, textile reinforcements for car and bicycle tyres, textile reinforcements for transport and drive belts and Kevlar for protective equipment. The segment’s share of revenues in 2017 was 38.6%

in EURO million

31/12/17 1st half 2018
Revenue 164.9 89.0
EBITDA 12.4 7.4
EBITDA MARGIN 7.5 % 8.3 %

Investments

8.5 2.8

Employees

1.059 1.064

 

In the flexible films segment, we offer our customers coated applications based on conditioned technical fleece, films, fabrics and paper. Our product portfolio includes, among other things, transport protection for cars, swimming pool films and films for digital imaging. The segment’s share of revenues in 2017 was 21.2%

in EURO million

31/12/17 1st half 2018
Revenue 107.8 48.9
EBITDA 11.3 6.6
EBITDA MARGIN 10.5 % 13.5 %

Investments

3.2 0.8

Employees

318 317

 

In the surface technologies segment, which we established in 2018, we develop customer-specific surface technologies, specialising in electroplating. This includes in particular solutions for surface or corrosion protection. The segment’s share of revenues in 2017 was 5.7%

in EURO million

1st half 2018
Revenue 13.1
EBITDA 2.4
EBITDA MARGIN 18.3 %

Investments

0.4

Employees

316

 

In the it/services segment, our technological focus is on business open source software and engineering solutions and services. We concentrate especially on business intelligence and big data, data analytics and Industry 4.0 solutions. The segment’s share of revenues in 2017 was 5.4%

in EURO million

31/12/17 1st half 2018
Revenue 15.5 12.3
EBITDA 2.0 1.7
EBITDA MARGIN 12.7 % 13.8 %

Investments

3.9 0.5

Employees

126 127
 


In the precision components segment, we offer our customers plastic–metal compound technology and turning, drilling and routing machining. The product portfolio includes, among other things, gearwheels, precision parts made of metal materials and components for special electromechanical drives. The segment’s share of revenues in 2017 was 29.1%

in EURO million

31/12/17 1st half2018
Revenue 121.9 67.1
EBITDA 9.2 9.2
EBITDA MARGIN 7.5 % 13.7 %

Investments

6.4 5.6

Employees

1018 1121