The Terex Materials Processing segment of Terex Corporation delivered strong performance across its portfolio of businesses in Q4 2018 with sales of US$340 million (€300mn) – 20% higher than last year.
Full year 2018 sales of $1.3 billion (€1.14bn) for the segment – which includes Powerscreen, Terex Finlay, Terex Washing Systems, Terex Minerals Processing Systems, EvoQuip and Ecotec brands – represented an increase of 17% on 2017. Growth was driven by global demand for crushing and screening products, material handlers, and environmental equipment. Terex Materials Processing (Terex MP) entered 2019 with a backlog of US$490 million (€432.1mn), 54% greater than 2018.
Kieran Hegarty, president Terex MP commented, “We’re well positioned to support the strong global demand we see from our customers heading into 2019 and expand our penetration into emerging markets. New product development will continue to differentiate our MP businesses – with new crushing and screening products being launched this year and new Fuchs material handlers that are designed to serve new markets including timber yards, ports and waste processing. To support our growth we will execute our manufacturing strategy which includes expanding capacity in the UK, India and China and utilising the Oklahoma City facility in the North America.”
Terex Corporation overall announced fourth quarter 2018 sales of $1.2 billion (€1.06bn), up 16% versus Q4 2017 sales of $1.1 billion. For the full year 2018, Terex reported sales of $5.1 billion, an increase of 18% versus sales of $4.4 billion for the full year 2017. Terex also announced an agreement to sell its Demag Mobile Cranes business and a decision to exit its mobile crane product lines manufactured at its Oklahoma City facility.
The Demag Mobile Cranes business sale, which is subject to government regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, is expected to close in mid-2019. Terex will continue to manufacture and support several specialised crane products. As part of these changes, the Australia-based Terex Pick and Carry business will now become part of the Terex MP business segment.
“Overall, our global team executed well in the fourth quarter, completing a strong year for Terex,” said John L. Garrison, Terex chairman and CEO. “We continued to implement the Focus, Simplify and Execute to Win elements of our strategy and made significant progress in our Commercial Excellence, Lifecycle Solutions, and Strategic Sourcing priority areas. We also continued investing to improve the experiences of our customers and grow our businesses. We will continue to support all of our customers, including those affected by the changes in our Cranes segment, as we execute our strategy to be a high performing, customer-focused company.
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