In the first four months of 2018, the Hilti Group, one of our CEO member companies, grew sales by 16% to CHF 1.818 billion. In local currencies, the company’s sales increased 13% over the same period last year.
The successful start into the current financial year is based on continued investments in the product portfolio and direct sales combined with a generally positive market environment.
In local currencies, almost all business regions posted double-digit sales growth rates in the first four months of 2018: North America was up 12% while Europe grew by 13%. Significantly better sales figures were recorded both in Latin America (+11%) and the Asia/Pacific region (+9%). Sales in the Eastern Europe/Middle East/Africa region were up 19%.