At the end of September 2019, sales amounted to €477.9 million compared to €413.9 million last year, an increase of +14% between the two periods.In a European market that is now declining compared to last year, the Group’s sales are slowing but remain up +13% at the end of September, driven by the majority of countries.
In Asia-Pacific, the Group’s activity remains dynamic, at +18% year-to-date, still driven by sales in China and Australia.Latin America achieved a good third quarter, allowing the Group to post +9% growth at the end of September, with Brazil continuing the momentum seen in the first half of the year.
In North America, Haulotte continues to post +17% year-to-date sales growth, mainly due to scaffolding activity.
Equipment sales increased by +14%. The services activity grew by +5% while the rental business grew by +25%.
A statement from the company about its 2019 outlook read: "With an increasingly uncertain global economic context pushing major market players to adopt a ‘wait-and-see’ attitude, it is unlikely that Haulotte will meet its annual objectives for 2019, a growth in sales and current operating income of around +10% (excluding exchange gains and losses)."