Schüller reports growth in 2015

German kitchen manufacturer Schüller has announced a turnover of €394 million (£318m) in 2015, compared with €358m in 2014.

Schüller said it experienced positive development in both the consumer sector and premium sector with its next125 range.

It saw domestic sales of around €305m, an increase of 8.7% compared with the previous year. Further expansion of the export market in 2015, saw a €89m boost to turnover.

In 2015, Schüller invested €37m in buildings and facilities at its Herrieden site, with the expansion of its 5000sq m two-storey logistics centre.

The company also developed its workforce, which grew to 1,368 employees in 2015. This included its development of young people with 80 trainees in 11 jobs and two dual study programmes, achieving a trainee rate of 5.8%.

A statement said: “The first quarter of 2016 has started well for Schüller. A high employment situation in the country, low interest rates, increased construction activities as well as positive consumer behaviour provides for a continued good level of incoming orders. At the same time, many international markets are showing positive trends.”

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