Executive Board of the HELLER Group since January 2022
f.l.t.r.: Andreas Müßigmann, Reinhold Groß (Chair), Manfred Maier
HELLER business development in the first half of 2022
In the past year, the global economy grew significantly by 6.1% and the IMF originally expected a further discernible increase for 2022. However, the most recent forecast has since been significantly reduced to 3.6% and further adjustments are to be expected. The correction is primarily due to the effects of the Ukraine war. In addition, inflationary tendencies and supply chain bottlenecks had already been evident before. In addition, the extremely restrictive Covid policy in China is contributing to a worsening of the situation. The effects are also noticeable in the ongoing development at HELLER.
Order intake has developed very positively and is more than 40% above the previous year. The budget expected in midyear 2022 was also exceeded. However, due to the very difficult conditions on the supplier and logistics market, sales development in terms of new machines and projects as of 30 June 2022 initially remained below budget. Only with a certain easing of the situation on the procurement markets will we be able to clear the supply backlog and realise sales with a time lag. Irrespective of this, our global service business is developing well.
HELLER acquires stake in IGH Infotec AG and intensifies cooperation
Since March 2022, HELLER has intensified its long-standing cooperation with IGH Infotec AG from Langenfeld in North Rhine-Westphalia with a participation on the part of HELLER. IGH Infotec AG specialises in IT systems for the optimisation of production and in-house logistics. The investment in IGH Infotec AG is made in line with HELLER’s strategic orientation. By strengthening our portfolio in the areas of process analysis and optimisation, the company is putting the customers’ success at the centre of activities.
The companies’ combined consulting expertise allows to holistically support customers in their production and logistics processes, enabling them to benefit from accelerated and more efficient processes. The solutions of IGH Infotec AG have been applied in mechanical production and spindle assembly at HELLER for five years now. Before the investment, HELLER already acted as a pilot user and development partner of IGH Infotec AG.