DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT completed the first nine months of the financial year 2015 according to plan. As at 30 September, we were able to increase sales revenues by 6% to € 1,648.8 million (previous year: € 1,562.4 million). We made good on more ground in the third quarter; order intake was slightly higher than in the previous year at € 1,742.0 million (previous year: € 1,740.8 million). EBITDA amounted to € 151.9 million (+4%; previous year: € 145.9 million), EBIT reached € 111.5 million (previous year: € 111.7 million) and EBT climbed to € 108.8 million (+2%; previous year: € 106.7 million). As at 30 September 2015, the group recorded earnings after taxes of € 75.1 million (+2%; previous year: € 73.7 million). Positive impulses were largely received from the Asian markets China and Korea. In Europe, we recorded a rise in the demand for machine tools foremost in Italy and France.
For advanced environmental protection and workplace safety: the Chinese Government has initiated various measures designed to curb China’s high air pollution. Many foundries are affected by the new regulations too – but not the customers of StrikoWestofen Asia (Taicang). This is because melting furnaces and dosing furnaces made by the StrikoWestofen Group fall significantly below even the new maximum permissible limits for energy consumption and dust emissions.