Danfoss announces transformational, record year above expectations
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Nordborg, Denmark – In 2021, Danfoss sales increased 29% to EUR 7.5 billion – a record sales level. Organic growth reached 18% year-over-year. The five months ownership of Eaton’s hydraulics business added EUR 786 million to the topline. Danfoss delivered extensive growth in all regions. Investments in innovation (R&D) increased 23% to EUR 328 million. At the same time, Danfoss’ operating profits reached the highest level ever with EBITA of EUR 969 million and EBITA margin of 12.8%. Net profit reached EUR 631 million, up 45%.  

“We have never seen better opportunities for Danfoss. It is our ambition to be the leading technology partner for our customers in the green transition – decarbonizing through energy efficiency, low emissions, and electrification. After all, the greenest energy is the energy that we don’t use. Our momentum is clearly reflected in our 2021 annual results. Danfoss has delivered the best results in our history, and we are in a strong financial position,” says Kim Fausing, President & CEO of Danfoss.

"What makes me most proud is how our teams continue to deal with the pandemic and the significant challenges with the supply chain while delivering a transformational, record year. Unfortunately, these considerable challenges affected our customer service. In addition, all three segments were affected by inflationary pressure. We will continue to do everything we can to serve our customers and we will continue our high investments in capacity expansion, innovation and digitalization of Danfoss,” says Kim Fausing.

Danfoss aspires to take leading positions within Decarbonization, Circularity, and Diversity & Inclusion. Danfoss remains committed to decarbonizing its global operations by 2030 and improving gender diversity with women occupying 30% of leadership positions by 2025, while also reframing its approach to building a diverse and inclusive team. Danfoss believes this will become a competitive advantage.

Danfoss assumes a positive outlook in the market with a continued ambition to expand or maintain market share. The outlook includes a full year ownership of Eaton’s hydraulics business. Sales are expected to be in the range of EUR 8.8-9.8bn for the full year. The EBITA margin is expected to be in the range of 11.4-12.9%, following continued investments in the development of new products and solutions. The expected growth and profitability performance is dependent on the development of the pandemic, the global supply chain disruptions as well as the continuation of the current strong growth rates in the world economy.