The result before EBITDA increased to €222.5m (+17.4%). The EBITDA margin increased to 16.8 % (previous year: 15.9 %).

The Egger Group now has more than 9000 employees and finds itself in a growth phase. It expects a positive development for the full financial year 2017/2018.

The first half-year of the financial year 2017/18 was marked by significant growth for Egger. The company took over a particleboard and MDF plant in Concordia, Argentina and a further step is already in preparation in the US in planning a Greenfield project in Lexington, North Carolina.

The construction of Egger’s 19th plant has already began during the last half-year in Poland. In Biskupiec, in north-east Poland, an ultramodern production plant for 650,000m3 of particleboard will be built by the end of 2018.