Outside of hygiene market, traditional markets for furniture and clothing as well as nonwovens for technical applications also contributed to Sandler’s sales growth. In particular, sales in the automotive and filtration segments developed positively. According to Sandler, its nonwovens can be found in more than 40 models in the automotive industry in oil and water roll-off wheel house liners, air and fuel filters in the engine compartment and seating applications. In response to the recent sales crisis in the automotive industry, Sandler is focusing on specific new developments in this area that are expected to result in a positive trend in the long-term.
Exports account for 60% of Sandler AG’s sales. More than half of the company’s turnover comes from products that have been in existence for fewer than five years.