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2012: another record year for RUTHMANN20.03.2013

RUTHMANN remains extremely successful. In 2012, the RUTHMANN group reported a turnover of more than 95 million euros; a 27% increase over the previous year with almost 500 units sold. CARGOLOADER ® sales increased by 46% and STEIGER ® sales rose by 25%.
The positive trend of recent years has continued and reflects significant market share gains as sales and profits reached an all-time high in 2012.

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Impressive sales figures through impressive performance data!
The STEIGER ® T 460 (pictures left) - mounted onto an 18 t chassis -  is one of the reasons for RUTHMANN's current success.*

G_Rolf-Kulawik_web_PR.jpg General Manager, Rolf Kulawik commented on the results: "What an amazing year for RUTHMANN. We are obviously very pleased with these sales figures and with the worldwide success of our CARGOLOADER ® and STEIGER ® products. The success of the HEIGHT performance series is simply overwhelming.

The positive results are based on our successful product development process which in turn is based on customer needs and requirements. Superb performance, on-time delivery, and top-quality service also contributed to the success we enjoyed in 2012.

In addition to our models in the HEIGHT performance series (T 460, T 540 and T 7xx for bauma 2013), sales of the new STEIGER ® T 300.1, T 285, and T 330 (7.5 t category) as well as TB 220, TB 270, and TBR 200 (3.5 t category) also increased significantly. Many orders came from the core German market but our export figures are also higher than ever. Our municipal business continued to grow nicely and we are also very satisfied with sales figures from the VERSALIFT ® line.

Our wide range of services expanded further in 2012; Service Point Erfurt was established and Service Point Munich has just been added. We are currently investing heavily in the development of the company. Enhancing our business/production procedures and optimizing our logistics are on the “to-do” list for 2013. RUTHMANN expects business to remain brisk for the remainder of the year”.


General Sales Manager, Uwe Stotmann said:
"With our new STEIGER ® and CARGOLOADER ® models, customers get maximum value for their money.  Sturdy machinery and state-of-the-art steel fabrication techniques are exactly what today’s customers are looking for. The high amount of incoming orders, confirms that we are on the right track. We will be introducing 5 additional innovations in 2013. Customers can learn more about these exciting new models by visiting us at the upcoming bauma trade show in Munich, Germany.”
Administrative Director, Uwe Strapper added: "By investing in people and machinery, we can look forward to a very exciting year. We will enhance RUTHMANN Service across Germany and optimize production at our factory in Gescher-Hochmoor. Some projects, such as the corporate software update, are already underway. RUTHMANN will continue to strengthen its partnership with customers and suppliers.”

 *Double click photo for high-resolution image.

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Your contact for this press release:
Stefanie David                    (RUTHMANN media Service, COEmarketing GmbH)     Fon: +49 (0) 25 41 / 800 68 -13
Gregor Schlingschröder        (RUTHMANN media Service, COEmarketing GmbH)     Fon: +49 (0) 25 41 / 800 68 -11

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