According to preliminary figures, the positive trend compared with the same period last year in order intake (approx. EUR 1,180 million, plus 12 percent), revenue (approx. EUR 1,180 million, plus 4 percent) and operating EBITDA (approx. EUR 135 million; plus 12 percent) has persisted throughout the third quarter of 2018. However, earnings development, in particular in the customer industry Dairy Processing, falls short of the company’s own expectations.
GEA successfully concluded the sale of its GEA Westfalia Separator Production France SAS entity, i.e. its French standard separators production facility and the respective real estate in Château-Thierry (Hauts-de-France region) to the French industrial group Altifort as planned.