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In 2021, ystral gmbh recorded the highest order intake in the company’s history to date. The medium-sized machine and plant manufacturer grew particularly strongly in Asia.
ystral, the mixing and dispersion technology specialist, who has been on the market since 1959, projects, constructs and produces mixing, dispersing and powder wetting machines, as well as process systems for the chemical, paints and varnishes, food, pharmaceutical, household and cosmetic industries, as well as for battery production. Compared to the previous year, ystral recordED a surplus of 19% in 2021. Growth drivers were the three Asian subsidiaries of the company in Singapore (since 2011), India (since 2013) and China (since 2018). In the business year 2021, the machine and plant manufacturer achieved around a third of ITS order volume in Asia. On the German home market, ystral also recorded a positive development in 2021.
The supply chain situation remains difficult
With regard to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is currently a mixed picture at ystral: On the one hand, commissioning at the customer’s premises on site – which needed to be performed mostly online in 2020 due to COVID19 – is currently increasing again, while the company was able to successfully limit time lost due to illness, thanks to home office arrangements and health protection on site. However, the supply chain of the machine and plant manufacturer continues to be faced with bottlenecks – particularly with regard to electronic components, which are required for controls and automation. "The overall supply situation is currently very unclear, and we continue to expect constraints in the next few months,” says Dominik Seeger, Director Strategic Sales at ystral. "However, we are in constant communication with distributors and manufacturers, to minimise delays for our customers."
Dynamic start to the year 2022
The current business year had a promising start for ystral: The order intake expected for the first quarter was already achieved at the end of February. "We started very dynamically into 2022, and consequently are optimistic to continue the good result of the previous year for this year,” says ystral Managing Director Karl Prem.