Rosenbauer succeeds in fighting fire and crisis effects

Fire-fighting equipment producer Rosenbauer International AG had a good first half of the year as business figures presented today (Fri) show.The company headquartered in Leonding, Upper Austria, managed to increase turnover by 14 per cent to 274.5 million Euros year on year, while earnings before interest and taxes (Ebit) rose by 33 per cent to 20.6 million Euros.Rosenbauer said it expected annual turnover to reach 600 million Euros, considering the recovery of the economy.The firm announced a few weeks ago it has been contracted to produce 140 fire-fighting trucks worth 34.6 million Euros for the Saudi-Arabian national civil defence organisation until 2012.Rosenbauer has already won international tenders from the country’s government, last year and in 2008.The company produced and delivered more than 1,500 trucks to countries all over the world last year.