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December 09. 2020

Change to the Board of Directors of Conzzeta AG

Zurich, December 9, 2020 – The Board of Directors of Conzzeta AG has taken note that Michael König will not be available for re-election at the forthcoming annual general meeting on April 21, 2021.

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November 10. 2020

Further step towards strategic transformation

Zurich, November 10, 2020 – Conzzeta reports the signing of a binding agreement to divest its FoamPartner business unit to Recticel, the Belgium specialist in polyurethane chemistry, headquartered in Brussels and listed on Euronext (REC), for an enterprise value of CHF 270 million. The closing of the transaction is expected in the first quarter 2021, subject to regulatory approval.

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November 10. 2020

Conzzeta Capital Markets Day: Bystronic to push innovation and market positions

Zurich, November 10, 2020 – Ernst Baertschi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Conzzeta, will host today’s virtual Conzzeta capital markets day. Conzzeta Group CEO Michael Willome will provide an update of the Group’s strategic transformation. Bystronic CEO Alex Waser with part of his management team will present Bystronic’s strategy.

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October 16. 2020

Interim information as of the end of September 2020

Zurich, October 16, 2020 – The Conzzeta Group posted net revenue of CHF 905.4 million for the first nine months of 2020. At constant exchange rates and taking changes in the scope of consolidation into account, revenue was down 11.8% on the previous year. The decline for six months had been 16.2%.

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September 30. 2020

Bystronic takes full control of DNE Laser: Enhanced flexibility to deploy growth strategy

Zurich, September 30, 2020 – As part of the growth strategy for its Bystronic business unit, Conzzeta announces the signing of an equity transfer agreement to increase the participation in DNE Laser, Shenzhen, China, from 70% to 100%.

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August 07. 2020

Half-year financial statements 2020: Implementation of operating and strategic priorities

Zurich, August 7, 2020 – Conzzeta’s half-year 2020 results are strongly impacted by both, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and the divestitures of the Glass Processing segment at the end of March 2019 and the Schmid Rhyner business unit at the end of February 2020. The disposals resulted in a loss of contributions to revenue and earnings as well as in divestment gains of CHF 30.6 million in the first half of 2019 and CHF 48.1 million in the first half of 2020. On a comparable basis, i.e. adjusted for the changes in the scope of consolidation and at constant exchange rates, the Group’s net revenue in the first half of 2020 was 16.2% below the previous year. The adverse effects of changes in the scope of consolidation amounted to CHF 38.9 million and those from currency effects to CHF 30.3 million.

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June 09. 2020

Business update: Impact of the coronavirus pandemic

Zurich, June 9, 2020 – In line with our first quarter 2020 interim information published on April 17, 2020, business conditions deteriorated further during the second quarter of the year, despite gradually improved business trends in China. Conzzeta continues to mitigate the adverse impact of the coronavirus pandemic to the extent possible. Amidst the challenging operating environment, the announced strategic transformation of the Group continues largely as planned.    

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April 17. 2020

Interim information as of the end of Q1 2020

Zurich, April 17, 2020 – The Conzzeta Group posted net revenue of CHF 298.4 million for the first three months of 2020. Organically it was down 14.5% on the previous year. On the same basis, order intake in the Sheet Metal Processing segment dropped by 19.8%.

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March 16. 2020

Annual results 2019

Zurich, March 17, 2020 – In a challenging environment, Conzzeta in 2019 was able to increase its EBIT margin by 50 basis points to 8.7%, adjusted for the capital gain of CHF 29.9 million from the sale of the Glass Processing segment. At constant exchange rates and adjusted for changes in the scope of consolidation, net revenue declined by 4.9% primarily due to market factors, while the corresponding operating result was maintained.

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March 02. 2020

Implementation of the focus strategy: Sale of Schmid Rhyner completed

Zurich, March 2, 2020 – Conzzeta has reported that it has completed the sale of Schmid Rhyner, which was announced on December 20, 2019. The business unit has been sold to the specialty chemicals group Altana, headquartered in Wesel, Germany.

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February 05. 2020

Interim information as of the end of 2019

Zurich, February 5, 2020 – The Conzzeta Group posted net revenue of CHF 1,573.2 million in 2019. Based on stable exchange rates and adjusted for changes in the scope of consolidation, net revenue was 4.9% lower than the previous year. On the same basis, order intake in the Sheet Metal Processing segment slipped by 6.5% (7.3% reported).

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