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Last Update: 03/12/2009
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Part of the audited Consolidated Financial Statements and Management´s Analysis

Regional Results

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Regions (million €)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales
by location of company

 

Sales
by location of customer

 

Income from operations
(EBIT)

 

2008

2007

Change in %

 

2008

2007

Change in %

 

2008

2007

Change in %

Europe

38,652

34,316

12.6

 

36,693

32,347

13.4

 

5,822

5,415

7.5

Thereof Germany

27,497

24,312

13.1

 

13,796

11,967

15.3

 

4,744

4,226

12.3

North America

11,937

12,007

(0.6)

 

11,932

11,928

.

 

73

762

(90.4)

Asia Pacific

8,664

8,785

(1.4)

 

9,320

9,579

(2.7)

 

254

828

(69.3)

South America, Africa,
Middle East

3,051

2,843

7.3

 

4,359

4,097

6.4

 

314

311

1.0

 

62,304

57,951

7.5

 

62,304

57,951

7.5

 

6,463

7,316

(11.7)

Sales by region                                                                     Income from operations by region
(location of company)

Sales by region (location of company) (million €) & Income from operations by region (million €) (pie chart)
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Assets by region (share in %)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

Inventories

 

Accounts receivable, trade

 

2008

2007

 

2008

2007

 

2008

2007

Europe

58.4

56.9

 

56.6

56.4

 

63.4

60.1

North America

21.5

21.0

 

24.3

25.4

 

14.6

16.6

Asia Pacific

16.5

18.1

 

12.4

13.5

 

15.3

17.2

South America, Africa,
Middle East

3.6

4.0

 

6.7

4.7

 

6.7

6.1

 

100.0

100.0

 

100.0

100.0

 

100.0

100.0

REGIONAL TRENDS


  • Europe: successful completion of the project “Further Development of European Organization”
  • North America: divestitures of the coil coatings business as well as the pharmaceutical manufacturing business in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Asia Pacific: continued strengthening of our R&D activities; project for increased efficiency at production sites as part of the NEXT initiative
  • South America, Africa, Middle East: FARO initiative for identifying sales potential in strongly growing industries

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