Sales figures released by Haulotte Group for the first six months of 2007 confirmed earlier forecasts of a 30.9% increase in sales and a massive increase in operating profit of almost 46%.
Haulotte Group is forecasting continuing strong sales with 25% growth predicted for the remainder of the year. Sustained growth has pushed the six-month global sales figure to $A500.8m (E310.2m).
Haulotte Group plans to open new subsidiaries in the Middle East and South America before the end of the year.
A recently commissioned production facility in Romania and Spain has lifted output of scissor lifts and telehandlers for the Haulotte Group.