For several decades now, Treibacher Industrie AG's company's figures have shown the company to be a consistent top performer.
The year 2015 was characterised by low commodity prices and constantly changing, difficult framework conditions.
The drop in the prices for alloys and a low price level in the rare earth segment could only be partly compensated by higher sales in other areas, and with revenues of 319 million euros, we were clearly below our previous-year's figures.
However, due to our broad range of products, geographic market diversification, and, last but not least, our competitiveness at an international level, all business divisions have again contributed substantially to our good results.
As in 2014, our subsidiary Leuchtstoffwerk Breitungen GmbH contributed almost 10 million euros in sales to our overall results.
At the beginning of 2015, our vacuum alloying operation, Treibacher Auermet d.o.o, in Ravne, Slovenia, was sold to a longstanding customer.
In November 2015, we acquired Tribotecc GmbH together with our parent company Treibacher Industrieholding GmbH.
Tribotecc GmbH is a worldwide leading manufacturer of metal sulphides. Tribotecc products are used in friction lining, lubricants for cutting and grinding disks. The company has a production site in Arnoldstein/Austria, company headquarters in Vienna, and a worldwide network of distribution partners. Tribotecc has approximately 80 FTEs and generated sales of almost 73 million euros in 2015.
Our company is well equipped for the future due to our long-term investments in the future, our excellent position in the market due to a broad portfolio of products, and backed by systematic research and development where innovative products are continually developed.