Röchling: Good Start in 2012
The Röchling Group, Mannheim, Germany, got off to a good start in 2012. In the first quarter, it increased sales by 4% to EUR 305.7 mil-lion. Incoming orders rose to EUR 314.1 million, matching the very good level of EUR 313.8 million in the same quarter of the previous year. In 2011, the company increased Group sales by 13 % to EUR 1,133.5 million. The number of employees increased by 10.6% from 5,931 to 6,559. The High-Performance Plastics division increased its sales by 15% to a record EUR 608.9 million.
With the aim of further expanding the Company’s position in the future markets of Brazil and India, property in Itupeva (Brazil) and Vadodara (India) was also purchased. New plants will be constructed there this year. New plants in Chengdu (China), Akron (OH, USA), and Pitesti (Romania) were added to the worldwide production network.
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