VIKING sets a new turnover record:

Increase of 16.5 per cent in 2014

Langkampfen/Kufstein, 16 April 2015. VIKING GmbH has delivered positive results for 2014. Following the pleasing results for 2013 – in which turnover broke through the 150 million euros barrier for the first time – the gardening power tool manufacturer managed to once again set a new record. The Tyrolean company increased its turnover during the last fiscal year by 16.5% – from 153.9 to 179.3 million euros. The positive trend is evident when figures are compared over a five-year period, during which turnover increased by 62% (from 110.5 to 179.3 million euros). The number of employees also rose again. In 2013, the company's workforce numbered 329 employees. In 2014, the number of employees rose to 350 – an increase of over 6%. Since 2009, the company has increased its workforce by exactly 100 employees. This trend affirms the importance of VIKING as a major employer in the Tyrolean lowlands region. Employee training is particularly highly valued at VIKING. The balance sheet total for 2014 was 111.9 million euros, representing an increase of just under 10% over the previous year (101.8 million euros). The equity ratio currently stands at 64%. These figures confirm the financial stability and independence of the Tyrolean gardening power tool manufacturer.