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Pink times: Rosenbauer is back in the black

Pink times: Rosenbauer is back in the black

Supply chains gradually stabilized again over the course of the reporting year. However, the number of chassis delivered remained below the agreed delivery quantities, especially in the first half of the year. Delivery times were only gradually shortened in the second half of the year. However, original equipment manufacturers (OEM) adherence to delivery dates has not been satisfactory until recently, and interruptions in the delivery of individual parts continue. “This made it necessary to hold more inventories and the burden on working capital remained high.”

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Rosenbauer benefited from good demand for firefighting technology in 2023. The value of orders received in the last financial year reached EUR 1.45 billion (2022: EUR 1.23 billion). As of 31 December 2023, the backlog of demand reached a historical high of EUR 1.78 billion (2022: EUR 1.46 billion). For 2024, Rosenbauer's board expects sales of around 1.2 billion euros and an EBIT margin of around 5 percent, assuming further improvement in the supply chain.

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Effective March 11, Rosenbauer will have a new interim chief technology officer, the fire department equipment supplier announced Friday. Accordingly, Thomas Berenger (55) will take over the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) on an interim basis. Previous CTO Daniel Tomaszko had already left the company in January, and since then CEO Sebastian Wolff has been handling the technical agenda. Born in Upper Austria and trained as a mechatronics engineer, Beringer has already supported Rosenbauer in setting up a production site in 2009 and most recently served as COO of the Schwarzmüller Group.

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