Unit sales, revenue
This year, DEUTZ’s engine business will benefit from continuing strong demand from customers against the background of a robust economy. The start of 2019 has been characterised by a high level of orders on hand, which bodes very well for business in the first half of the year. Following the very healthy economic situation in 2018, we anticipate more moderate growth in 2019. Moreover, we do not expect a repeat of the substantial effects from customers bringing forward their spending ahead of the switch to the new emissions standard in the European Union on 1 January 2019 (EU Stage V).
We believe the service business’s revenue will continue to rise thanks to various service initiatives.
Overall, we predict that revenue will climb to more than €1.8 billion in 2019, with all segments contributing to this increase.
Our forecasts are of course subject to great uncertainty. The flexibility of our business and a competitive cost structure therefore remain key factors in our competitiveness.