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Orders in Q2 are well balanced both geographically and between different product groups: Greenfield projects, modernization projects and maintenance business.
Poultry and fish continue to show strong order intake while market conditions are softer in the meat and further processing segments.
Third quarter revenues are expected to be lower than second quarter revenues due to seasonal effects and timing in delivery of orders. Overall market conditions remain favorable.
The first half of the year 2015 was good for Marel with a solid increase in sales and profits. Revenues in the first half of the year are 428 million with 12.5% adjusted EBIT (53.5 million) compared with 325 million and 4.7% adjusted EBIT in 1H 2014.
“It is an excellent first half of the year for Marel with significant organic growth and operational improvements. Revenues in the first 6 months are 428 million with adjusted EBIT of 12.5%.
“We are proud of this achievement which is based on strong commercial product portfolio, deep customer engagement and general good market conditions.
“Our financials are strong giving us ample room to explore various growth opportunities. The Marel team is committed to stay at the forefront of the dynamic and fast growing industry of providing innovative and high performing solutions to poultry, meat and fish processors on a global scale.”
* Before refocusing cost
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