Based on encouraging order intake and customer demands, Datwyler is further expanding production capacity for the Healthcare and Food & Beverage businesses. In response to high demand, logistics capacity for the online distributor Reichelt will also be increased with a new shipping center for around CHF 10 million. Overall, Datwyler expects to invest between CHF 120 million and CHF 130 million in the current financial year.
"With the already made and these planned investments, we are laying the foundation for future organic growth. We are very confident that we will achieve the communicated targets for 2021 of an increase in revenue to over CHF 1’100 million and an EBIT margin of around 15%.", says Datwyler’s CEO Dirk Lambrecht.
System-critical components for Covid-19 vaccines
In the Healthcare Solutions business area, Datwyler supports leading vaccine manufacturers in the supply of Covid-19 vaccines. Among others, it supplies BioNTech and the Serum Institute of India with system-critical elastomer components for sealing the vaccine vials. To avoid capacity shortages, Datwyler plans to invest CHF 75 million to CHF 85 million over the course of 2021 in additional production equipment at the existing seven healthcare plants on three continents and in the second production plant at the existing site in India.
Investments of more than CHF 80 million over three years in its Swiss plant
In the Food & Beverage business unit, the new ten-year contract with Nespresso and the supply of a new customer are leading to continuously growing revenue and orders for coffee capsules. To accommodate the projected volumes, Datwyler expects to invest some CHF 30 million in new production facilities at its Swiss plant in Schattdorf during 2021. In the three years from 2020 to 2022, Datwyler will invest at least CHF 80 million in expanding production capacities and in automating the Swiss plant.
New competence center for surface technology
Datwyler is also building a new competence center for surface technology at the Swiss plant for some CHF 6 million. Starting in late 2021, the center will research and analyze the cleaning, activation, and phosphating of surfaces of various materials, optimize the use of adhesives, and evaluate new processes and technologies in these areas. With the new competence center for surface technology, Datwyler proactively addresses increasing customer demands and strengthens its leading position for multi-component parts in combination with elastomers (rubber-metal, rubber-plastic, etc.). These products play a particularly important role in systems for electric vehicles.
Datwyler – leading provider of high-quality, system-critical elastomer components
Datwyler is focusing on high-quality, system-critical elastomer components and has leading positions in attractive global markets such as healthcare, mobility and food & beverage. With its recognized core competencies and technological leadership, the company delivers added value to customers in the markets served. Datwyler concentrates on markets that offer opportunities to create more value and sustain profitable growth. With more than 20 operating companies, sales in over 100 countries and more than 7’000 employees Datwyler, headquartered in Switzerland, generates annual sales of more than CHF 1’000 million (incl. online distributor Reichelt). The company has been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 1986 (security no. 3048677).
Dätwyler Holding AG
Telefon: +41 (41) 8751304
Telefax: +41 (41) 8751205
Head Corporate Communications
Telefon: +41 (41) 87519-00
Fax: +41 (41) 87512-05