Hobart edges closer to £1 billion sales mark

Hobart has revealed that its global sales are now worth $1.5 billion (£930m) after achieving record financial results for the 11th consecutive year.

The warewashing and cooking equipment manufacturer says it was able to grow the worldwide business 4% last year despite the tough economic situation.

Although it doesn’t break the numbers down on a country basis, revenues from the company’s European subsidiaries reached around (£154m) last year after growing 12% on the previous 12 months.

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European sales now account for 17% of the overall business.

Tim Bender, Hobart’s UK product development manager for warewashing, claimed the uptick in numbers was an endorsement of the company’s emphasis on technical innovation coupled with a focus on sustainability.

“We have the answers to the most pressing issues that our customers have to deal with and we offer them products of unrivalled quality,” he declared. “However, this focus on quality goes beyond the machine design and performance because we take our commitment to the protection of the environment very seriously.”

Bender said one example of its commitment to the environment is its plant in Elgersweier, Germany, which is exclusively powered by energy from renewable sources.

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