GRAZ/CADOLZBURG – The vehicle testing equipment specialist AVL DiTEST can look back on a successful financial year in 2016. The outstanding work of CEO Gerald Lackner and his team has increased turnover to roughly EUR 51 million. The contributing factors to this growth include the expansion of the climate control servicing business area and major measurement technology orders.
The annual turnover of vehicle testing equipment specialist AVL DiTEST has risen by around seven percent on the previous year to EUR 51 million. "The remarkable economic development can mainly be put down to fulfilling significant orders placed by renowned vehicle manufacturers. We also recorded an increase in international sales outside Germany in the new business area of climate control servicing and emissions measuring technology," explains Gerald Lackner, CEO of AVL DiTEST. As expected, there was a decline in the emissions measuring technology segment in the German market. This is attributed to the expiry of Guideline 5 (Leitfaden 5), a change in the law on emissions testing, which always results in a significant boost to turnover initially, followed by a subsequent drop in sales. AVL DiTEST succeeded in compensating for this loss with its other business areas.