Schaan (FL), May 16, 2018 – In the first four months of 2018, the Hilti Group grew sales by 16 percent to CHF 1,818 million. In local currencies, the company’s sales increased 13 percent 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. CEO Christoph Loos remains confident: “Our positive start confirms that the course we continue to consistently follow is the right one. We expect double-digit growth over the entire financial year despite more pronounced political uncertainties in certain regions.”

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 percent while Europe grew by 13 percent. 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 percent.