Horsch achieves record growth in 2017

Horsch has again recorded record growth figures as the business continues to increase sales in all sectors. A 19% growth over 2016 sees revenue grow to 356 million Euros for 2017. Stephen Burcham, general manager for HORSCH UK, highlights the company’s extensive product development. “As shown at the recent Agritechnica show, we continue to expand our products ranges with innovative new technology and machines. We always focus on the needs of the customers and build products that help them farm more productively.”

Horsch is among the fastest growing brands in the agricultural engineering sector with both exports and market share in Germany (10% share) rising. Eastern European contributes 53% to the turnover with outstanding sales success in the Ukraine. Western European accounts for 20% while the remaining worldwide activities are 7%. The latter is also increasing considerably due to rising demand in China and the development of production and sales facilities in Brazil and North America.

To meet the rising demands in all product sectors, Horsch is investing in all its German production sites. Employee numbers have risen to 1,600 worldwide and with incoming orders for 2018 at a high and consistent level, the business will continue to increase turnover. A completely new hall will be finished soon at the Ronneburg production site and the plant protection site in Landau will almost double production until autumn. In Russia, the new production hall of HORSCH Rus has just been inaugurated and in 2018 the Ukrainian site will be expanded. In Brazil, too, further production capacities will be established.

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Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.