Hochdorf generated a net sales revenue of CHF 561.0 m in 2018 (−6.6 % compared to previous year (PY)). Earnings before interest and taxes (Ebit) amounted to CHF 18.6 m (−56.2 % PY) with a net profit of CHF 8.7 m (PY CHF 40.8 m).
Symrise AG, Holzminden, took full advantage of its growth opportunities in 2018 and successfully overcame headwinds resulting from external factors. Taking into account portfolio and exchange rate effects, sales increased by 5.3 % to € 3.15 bn (2017: € 23 bn).
In the field of bag emptying, the food industry faces various challenges that cannot always be adequately mastered in practice. Thanks to a new bag loading station of Motec, the contamination of workplaces and the slow flow of material during the bag loading of lumpy and cloggy bulk materials in particular are now obsolete.