Mikron sees marked improvement in earnings

news-releasesMikron Automation
January 28th 2022

Biel/Bienne – The Mikron Group achieved a significant improvement in earnings in the 2021 business year. The key drivers of this encouraging development were the restructuring successfully completed in 2020 as well as the significant sales increases reported by the Mikron Tool division of the Mikron Machining Solutions business segment and by the Mikron Automation business segment. Provisional, as yet unaudited, closing figures show an increase in Group sales from CHF 257.8 million in 2020 to CHF 289.5 million in 2021 (+12.3%).

Order intake

At CHF 305.7 million, the Mikron Group posted a 14.4% increase in order intake compared with 2020 (CHF 267.3 million). The Mikron Automation business segment accounted for CHF 170.5 million of order intake, and the Mikron Machining Solutions business segment CHF 135.4 million.

Net sales and order backlog

At CHF 289.5 million, annual net sales are 12.3% higher than the previous year’s figure (CHF 257.8 million). The Mikron Automation business segment reported sales of CHF 176.7 million (previous year: CHF 161.7 million, +9.3%), while the Mikron Machining Solutions business segment saw an increase from CHF 96.3 million to CHF 112.9 million (+17.2%). At CHF 176.7 million, the Group’s year-end order backlog is 9.3% higher than at the close of 2020 (CHF 161.6 million).


For the 2021 business year, Mikron is expecting an EBIT margin at the level of the half-year closing, i.e. approximately 6%.

Mikron will announce the Group’s detailed closing figures for 2021 at the Media and Analyst Conference on March 11, 2022.

Preliminary volume figures for the Mikron Group 

  20212)   2020   +/-
CHF million


Order intake1)   305.7   267.3   +14.4%
– Machining Solutions 135.4 96.0  +41.0%
– Automation  170.5 171.5 -0.6%
Net sales   289.5   257.8   +12.3%
– Machining Solutions 112.9 96.3 +17.2%
– Automation 176.7 161.7  +9.3%
Order backlog1)   176.7   161.6   +9.3%
– Machining Solutions 61.1 38.2 +59.9%
– Automation 115.6 123.4 -6.3%

 1) Alternative performance measures, see Annual Report 2020, pages 96 to 98, or www.mikron.com/apm
2) Unaudited

Brief profile of the Mikron Group

The Mikron Group develops, produces and markets highly precise, productive and adaptable automation solutions, machining systems and cutting tools. Rooted in the Swiss culture of innovation, Mikron is a global partner to companies in the automotive, pharmaceutical, medtech, consumer goods, writing instruments and watchmaking industries. The Mikron Group enables its customers to increase quality and industrial productivity. The Group has over 100 years of experience, state-of-the-art technologies, and a global service. The two business segments Mikron Automation and Mikron Machining Solutions are based in Switzerland (Boudry and Agno). Additional production sites are located in the USA, in Germany, Singapore, China and Lithuania. Mikron Holding AG shares are traded on SIX Swiss Exchange (MIKN). The Mikron Group employs a total workforce of around 1,300.


Mikron Management AG, Dr. Javier Perez Freije, CFO Mikron Group

Phone +41 91 610 62 09, [email protected]

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Investor Relations Calendar

March 11, 2022, 07.00 a.m. – Ad hoc announcement: Publication of the 2021 Annual Report

March 11, 2022, 10.30 a.m. – Media and analysts conference

April 27, 2022, 04.00 p.m. – Annual General Meeting 2022

Except for the historical information contained herein, the statements in this ad hoc announcement are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.

 Mikron® is a trademark of Mikron Holding AG, Biel (Switzerland).

About Mikron Automation

Mikron Automation is the leading partner for agile and scalable assembly systems – from the first idea to the highest performance solutions.

Mikron’s expertise and proven track record guarantee the most productive solution to assemble customer products at each stage of their life cycle.

To date, Mikron Automation has installed more than 3700 assembly and testing systems for customers worldwide. The division employs more than 650 people at Boudry and its other sites in Denver (USA), Singapore and Shanghai (China). All sites meet ISO 9001 standards, with Boudry certified to ISO 14001.

Further information at: https://www.mikron.com/automation-solutions/


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