2015 was the second most successful year in HORSCH’s history with a turnover of 245.8 million euro, an increase of 5.6 per cent compared to 2014.
Horsch exports 71% of its products with France its largest market after Germany. In Russia and the Ukraine, the company had the best year in its history thanks to its seed drill sales.
Despite the difficult market situation in the US, Horsch LLC continues to grow and has extended its product range.
Seed drills account for 43% of sales worldwide, with tillage machines accounting for 32% while sprayers in the plant protection sector now make up 10%, a rapid increase as sprayers become available in more and more markets and new models, such as the PT 330 and Leeb LT, are introduced. The remaining 15 per cent of sales come from the original spare parts.
Last year again, Horsch made investments on a large scale. At the Schwandorf site, a completely new training and marketing centre, the 8 million euro FIT Centre (Farming – Innovation – Training), was finished and will host this year’s Practical Field Days.
Last year about 3000 guests from all over the world came to the 3000ha company-owned R & D farm AgroVation in Knežmost near Prague. Horsch claim that no other company has such a large agricultural farm at its disposal where products can be developed and demonstrate.
At the Landau site, about 1.5 million euro was invested to almost double the production area of the centre for plant protection.
In Russia, a new assembly hall and paint shop will be added to the already existing service and training centre in the near future.