Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017
The year 2016 was a record year for Häcker Kitchens. With a turnover of 512 million euros, the Rödinghausen-based company has for the first time exceeded the sales mark of 500 million euros. This outstanding business performance is the result of a long-term growth strategy which the company intends to successfully continue in 2017.
With a 9.9% increase in sales to 512 million euros compared to last year (2015: 466 million euros), Häcker Kitchens has managed to exceed its forecasted sales. This record figure is due to an exceptionally good business performance both in Germany as well as on the international markets. Whilst the domestic growth figure of 6.7% lies considerably above the industry average, Häcker Kitchens even managed to achieve a double-digit growth figure with the international export side of the business: the company’s sales abroad went up by 16.3%. The international business is now worth more than 200 million euros – or 39.5% of the company’s total sales.
To secure the growth strategy long-term, substantial investments will be made in 2017: around 36 million euros have been ear- marked for the management side of the business and for machinery.
Dirk Krupka, Häcker Kitchens’ technology manager, says, “The foundations of our new office building and showroom were laid in the summer of 2016, and the shell and core works are currently under way. The new Häcker Kitchens building at the company’s headquarters in Rödinghausen will provide 7,500 square metres of floor space for new offices, training rooms and a showroom extension.”
Häcker Kitchens is in an excellent position for 2017 and the future thereafter. This year’s first important date is already on the agenda: Under the motto “Elements”, Häcker Kitchens will present the company’s new product highlights for 2017 at the international kitchen event LivingKitchen in Cologne.