Segment Access Solutions DACH5 min.
AS DACH generated total sales of CHF 812.9 million in financial year 2020/21. Organic sales grew by 2.6% compared to the previous year’s level. Total third-party sales in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria were 6.3% above the prior-year period. While the first half of 2020/21 was still impacted by the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic, there was a good recovery particularly in intercompany demand, resulting in organic growth of 8.6% for AS DACH in the second half of 2020/21 compared to prior-year period.
Sales growth in the DACH countries in 2020/21 was driven by the Product Clusters Electronic Access & Data (EAD) and Services, both with double-digit growth, as well as Entrance Systems. The segment benefited from the strategic transformation program initiated back in 2018. Besides improvements in operating efficiency (e.g. reduction of personnel expenses, productivity improvements) measures included a strengthening of marketing efforts. On top, the segment intensified its R&D efforts and successfully launched innovative products like EntriWorX (see below).
EBITDA stood at CHF 140.9 million which represents an 9.0% increase year-on-year (CHF 129.3 million). The EBITDA margin was up to 17.3% from the previous year's 16.3%. This improvement was driven by a positive contribution from the strategic transformation program, higher volumes, positive mix effects, productivity improvements and effective cost management.
AS DACH expects moderate organic growth for the financial year 2021/22 based on a good order backlog and continued growth in Product Clusters such as EAD. Further contributions are expected from several project wins, for example for the campus of the University of Vienna (Austria), where the offered solutions include several product clusters enabling touchless access.
The segment will continue to focus on the introduction of new, innovative products such as EntriWorX, which supports smart planning processes for buildings, simple installation of door solutions and secure, smooth operations of these solutions. EntriWorX networks door technology components through simple plug & play instead of complex wiring and different transmission protocols, thus enabling door systems to be commissioned using a simple app. Once the building is in operation, the data from the connected door components can be processed in the customer’s existing management system or with dormakaba's own all-in-one customized solution for managing access, occupancy, energy supply and maintenance. At the same time, the interfaces between the door components and the customer’s system can be reduced from up to four interfaces to one. Overall, EntriWorX creates significant productivity gains for the customers throughout the entire building life cycle; for example, the initial time for commissioning a complex door is reduced from several hours to less than 30 minutes. AS DACH launched the solution in the German market at the end of April 2021, with a phased, international market rollout across all Access Solutions segments planned in the coming year.
The segment will continue to increase sales prices to compensate for higher raw material costs. It has initiated measures to secure supplies of scarce electronic components to enable continued growth for its electronic access solutions.
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