Minimax Business Year 2007:

Best result for the seventh time in a row

Bad Oldesloe, June 4, 2008 – The Minimax group has once again grown substantially in 2007: The international fire protection company generated around 700 million euros in sales. Incoming orders even grew 42 percent to 721 million euros.

“We are particularly pleased with the profit development”, said Klaus Hofmann, Chairman of the Executive Board. Profits before interest and taxes have grown almost 50 percent over the preceding year. Minimax has consequently achieved the best annual returns in the company’s history for the seventh time in a row.

All of the branches in the Minimax group contributed to the success. “The businesses in Europe, Asia and the USA have significantly surpassed the target values,” according to Hofmann. Moreover, the new subsidiary company, Consolidated Fire Protection (CFP), shares in the extraordinary result. The company that was acquired in November 2007, with its head office in Irvine, California, is one of the leading service providers of the North American fire protection industry.

Minimax once again anticipates noticeable increases in sales and returns for the year 2008. Hofmann: “The first quarter has confirmed this assessment.”

Minimax 2007 overview
(Amounts in million euros)

Minimax group

excl. CFP

incl. CFP

Incoming orders

554

721

Turnover

539

692

Employees, Status as of 31/12/2007

3.487

4.723

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Minimax Group
Minimax, founded in 1902 with its head office in Bad Oldesloe, is an internationally leading full-service provider in fire protection. The company’s in-house research center is one of Europe’s most contemporary. The group of companies generated sales of around 700 million euros in the year 2007 and employs a staff of 4,700 worldwide. Further information at www.minimax.de.

Press contact:
Minimax GmbH & Co. KG
Corporate Communication
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