Heidelberg presents new growth strategy – significant improvement in sales and result targeted in period to 2022


  • Strategic focus on technology leadership, digital transformation, and operational excellence
  • Group targets for 2022 defined and underpinned with specific measures:
    • Targeted increase in sales to around €3 billion, in EBITDA to €250–300 million, and in net profit after taxes to over €100 million
  • Initial strategic measures already implemented– two acquisitions (DOCUFY / Fujifilm coatings & pressroom chemicals in EMEA) and enhanced efficiency
  • Presentation of annual financial statements for 2016/17 confirms targets achieved

At today’s Annual Press Conference for 2016/17, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is underlining its aspirations to further strengthen the company’s trailblazing position in the printing press sector with the presentation of a new corporate strategy. The company’s Management Board is presenting “Heidelberg goes digital!” – a package of measures for the years ahead with a strategic focus on technology leadership, digital transformation, and operational excellence. Following the successful turnaround with a return to sustained profitability, Heidelberg will now also be aiming for continuous growth. Group sales of around €3 billion are being targeted with a large number of specific measures in the period to 2022. The company has set its sights on a further significant improvement in profitability, with EBITDA of €250 to 300 million and a net profit after taxes of over €100 million. Sales in financial year 2016/17 were just over €2.5 billion, EBITDA at €179 million and the net result after taxes at €36 million.

“Over the next five years, Heidelberg will once again become a leading light in the sector, enjoying strong growth and profits. We’ve defined the relevant success factors and have already introduced initial measures. This marks the start of a new era of growth for Heidelberg,” said the company’s CEO Rainer Hundsdörfer.

Profitable growth thanks to innovations, digitization, and enhanced efficiency at all levels

Potential for improving profitability

Targets for financial year 2016/2017 achieved following strong final quarter

Laying the foundations in 2017/18

Important note


Thomas Fichtl
Head of Corporate Public Relations and Press Officer Tel.: +49 (0)6222 82 67123
Fax.: +49 (0)6222 82 67129


Robin Karpp
Head of Investor Relations and Group Communications Tel.: +49 (0)6222 82 67120
Fax.: +49 (0)6222 82 67129

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