Clextral, leading supplier of production lines and equipment for the food industry integrating twin screw extrusion and drying technologies, achieved a 45,3 million euro turnover in 2009 with its subsidiaries: 80% in export sales and 70% in sales in the non-Euro area.
Clextral’s well-balanced global interests (extrusion, drying, couscous and pasta, DKM pumps), paid off during the recent global economic slump as the company’s activities remained dynamic in some major markets: China, India, the Middle East and Latin America.
Clextral achieved an operating profit exceeding 4% in 2009. This success is significant as it integrates the company’s commitment to apply 4% of profits for Research &Development to ensure long-term growth of the company, a plan fully supported by its shareholder Legris Industries.
Based on a surge in North American activity at the beginning of 2010, Clextral is on the way towards another banner year with the goal of sales volume exceeding 50 million Euros, to match the 2008 record (54,8 million Euro order intake).