Pöttinger achieved record turnover in the financial year 2021/22: turnover increased by 25% to $501.3 million. This represents an increase of a staggering $100.1 million. This is the highest increase in turnover in the company's history of more than 150 years. The export ratio of 91% remained steady at this high level for many years.
Grassland equipment sales accounted for the largest share of turnover at 67%. In the loader wagon segment, the company achieved sales growth of almost 13% and won the Farm Machine 2022 award for the new model of JUMBO.
The share of arable equipment in machinery sales is 33% and results from the success of intelligent machines for soil cultivation and seed drill technology, as well as the new crop care segment with the newly launched products Flexcare and Rotocare.
The increase of around 12% in original spare parts business unit is primarily attributable to the capabilities of the spare parts logistics centre, the service team and the long-term availability of spare and wear parts.
The company's business outside Austria developed positively in the past financial year, despite the pandemic and the war in Ukraine affecting different regions in different ways. The company's export ratio was 91%. Almost 60% of total turnover was achieved in Germany, France, Austria, Poland, the U.S. and Switzerland. The largest individual markets are Germany with almost 18% and France, which accounts for almost 15% of turnover.
Other winners that stood out in terms of increase in sales of machines included the markets in the U.S. (+75%), Canada (+29 percent) and Australia (+34%). In several European countries such as Belgium (+52%), Poland (+36%), and Sweden and Denmark (each just +35%) demand has risen sharply.
On average, 2,017 people from 36 different nations were employed during the past financial year, compared with 1,929 in the previous year.