|Credit: KUKA 2012|
Sales revenue increased +12,5% from the prior year to EUR 367,3 million. EBIT margin of 6% was significantly higer than the year prior. Robotics' 10,4% exceeds target margin and Systems rises to 4,4%.
Earning after taxes double to EUR 10,8 million.
The sales forecast for 2012 is about EUR 1,5 billion and EBIT margin is expected to be 5,5 to 6%.
|Credit: KUKA Light Weight Robots|
The long term strategi is to safeguard automotive business, increase general industry business and strengthen global positioning. In advanced robotics KUKA plans to increase revenues in the health care segment and to enter the market for service robotics. KUKA expects a high margin potential in health care and service robotics including robotics for radio therapy, diagnosis, minimal invasive surgery, and rehabilitation.
KUKA is market leader in robotics for the automotive industry, with a 50% market share in Europe. In general industry KIKA is among top 5 with a market share around 7% and among top 3 in Europe with around 15% marketshare.