Elma - Solid results in a challenging year

The year 2020 was impacted by the global Covid-19 pandemic which posed considerable challenges for companies.

The year 2020 was impacted by the global Covid-19 pandemic which posed considerable challenges for companies. In this economically and entrepreneurially demanding environment, the Elma Group succeeded in slightly increasing order income as well as net sales adjusted for currency effects, improving profitability, and closing the financial year with a slightly higher net profit than last year.

  • Order income of CHF 153.3 million increased by 0.7% adjusted for currency effects  (previous year: CHF 159.0 million)
  • Net sales of CHF 147.0 million 1.5% higher adjusted for currency effects (previous year: CHF 151.2 million)
  • EBIT of CHF 6.6 million (previous year: CHF 6.4 million) and net profit of CHF 5.6 million (previous year: CHF 5.1 million) improved due to significantly lower sales and other operating expenses
  • All three regions with a positive profit contribution
  • Operating cash flow increased by nearly 25% to CHF 10.3 million
  • Net debts reduced by CHF 7.1 million to CHF 16.9 million (previous year: CHF 24.0 million)
  • Equity ratio improved to 46.4% (December 31, 2019: CHF 42.6%)
  • A high level of innovation with significant product developments for the healthcare sector and five Technology Innovation Awards received


Edwin Wild

CFO Elma Group
Tel. +41 44 933 42 45

Elma Electronic

AG Hofstrasse 93 8620 Wetzikon

Thomas Herrmann

CEO Elma Group
Tel. +41 44 933 43 04

About Elma

Elma Electronic is a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products for the embedded systems market – from components, backplanes, power supply solutions, storage boards and chassis platforms to fully integrated systems. To ensure our integrated solutions are optimized to our customers’ needs, Elma partners with leading board manufacturers in the industry. Elma also provides enclosure solutions and rotary switches for demanding applications for electronic companies. The company has a broad base of proven standard products which can be tailored to individual applications: Elma offers services from the initial concept to volume production. Elma’s reliable solutions, flexibility, and design expertise are key reasons why the leading companies in the world choose Elma time and again.


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