Linde Material Handling has reported record sales figures, increasing revenue from €3,077.2m in 2014 to €3,429.8m in 2015.
The industrial truck manufacturer processed 100,000 truck orders last year, its highest-ever in the company’s 136-year history.
Massimiliano Sammartano, Vice President of Sales, Service Marketing and Operations at Linde, said: “We are very proud of this extraordinary sales result. We’re pleased to offer our customers the best possible materials handling support by providing the right products, services and software solutions.”
The 100,000th order was made by Kronospan, a family-owned Austrian business with 14,000 employees and 40 locations worldwide. The business, which is the world’s leading manufacturer of wood-based panels and wood materials, bought three new heavy electric fork lift trucks for its Spanish locations, Burgos and Salas de los Infantes, where it operates a production line for melamine-faced panels.
A total of 15 industrial trucks with load capacities of between 2.5 and 12 tonnes are used at the site to transport wood fibre packages up to 6m long and 2.5m wide.
Carlos Navarro, Sales Manager at Kronospan, said: “We chose electric forklifts for the first time because they are clean and quiet in operation, whilst offering almost the same performance capacity as diesel trucks. Linde trucks are safe, reliable, efficient and have also helped us to increase productivity. We certainly appreciate the company’s high standard of service.”