Window manufacturer 4B achieves highest net sales in its history
The window manufacturer 4B increased its net sales by 14.7 percent to 204.2 million Swiss francs in the past business year. This is the highest value in the company's 127-year history. Investments also increased by 45.5 percent to 4.8 million Swiss francs.
The window and façade manufacturer 4B, headquartered in Hochdorf, achieved the highest net sales in its company history in the 2022 business year. Despite a slightly lower order volume of 191 million Swiss francs, the traditional company was able to increase net sales by 14.7 per cent to 204.2 million Swiss francs, according to a media release.
According to the statement, 4B’s supply chains proved to be “pleasingly crisis-resistant” even in times of an “extremely difficult geopolitical situation” due to the Ukraine war. The reason for this is the company’s focus on suppliers from Switzerland and nearby European countries.
This ensured a high level of supply security, prevented production stoppages and “positively mastered the 2022 business year”, CEO Jean-Marc Devaud is quoted as saying. He did not provide any information on profits.
Furthermore, the company invested more in 2022. Thus, investment activities increased by 45.5 per cent to 4.8 million Swiss francs. By commissioning new equipment, it was able to reduce the time it takes to produce an order by more than two days.
It also reportedly made progress in the areas of digitalisation and automation. Instead of paper folders, employees now use iPads on construction sites. This allows them to organise building inspections more efficiently. Quotations for window renovations can also be calculated more quickly and easily during the first consultation.
In addition, the company moved into its eleventh location in 2022. It is located in Wallisellen ZH. At the end of 2022, 4B employed 703 people in Switzerland.