The highest figure ever for the 138-year-old company, exports accounted for 80% of the total with machinery sales particularly buoyant in France, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Poland, Russia and Austria.
“During the last financial year, the entire team has done its absolute best to maintain normal operations throughout the coronavirus pandemic,” comment Christian and Justus Dreyer, the two owners of the Amazone Group.
“Thanks to the strong commitment and discipline of all our employees, and together with our sales partners, we were able to prevent any delays in production and fulfil all our orders.”
Looking ahead to the rest of this year, incoming orders in all product areas are reportedly doing well and the two men are optimistic of sales remaining at a similar level to last year.
“However, the ongoing pandemic, persistent economic challenges and the ever-changing political situation may negatively affect the economy.
“In addition, we are currently faced with disproportionate price increases and bottlenecks from our suppliers. What’s more, the agricultural sector is facing an increased number of extreme weather events, due to climate change. On the other hand, global demand for high-quality foods continues to grow.”