Elma successfully continued its growth strategy in 2019

2019 Annual Report

CH-Wetzikon, February 25, 2020 - The Elma Group successfully continued its growth strategy in the 2019 business year. After a sluggish trend in the first six months, business improved significantly in the second half of the year; as a result order income and net sales improved again year-on-year.

  • Order income increased by 7% to CHF 159.0 million
  • Net sales grew by 3.5% to CHF 151.2 million
  • EBIT of CHF 6.4 million (previous year: CHF 7.2 million) and net profit of CHF 5.1 million (previous year: CHF 5.6 million). Difference versus previous year due to expenses for relocation, installation and financing of the new industrial campus in Atlanta USA (CHF 1.1 million) as well as project cost for customized customer projects (CHF 0.3 million)
  • Investments for new US industrial campus of CHF 10.8 million
  • Net debts increased to CHF 24.0 million due to high investments (previous year: CHF 17.5 million)
  • Equity ratio of 42.6% slightly lower (December 31, 2018: 43.8%)
  • Four Military & Aerospace Engineering Technology Innovation Awards received


Elma Electronic

AG Hofstrasse 93 8620 Wetzikon

Edwin Wild

CFO Elma Group
Tel. +41 44 933 42 45

Fred Ruegg

CEO Elma Group
+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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