Rohde & Schwarz Stable Amid Restrained Economic Conditions

Rohde & Schwarz Stable Amid Restrained Economic Conditions | In Compliance Magazine

Rohde & Schwarz can look back on a stable fiscal year 2013/2014 (July to June). The economic environment in the electronics group’s key markets was more challenging than in previous years. However, Rohde & Schwarz successfully defended its market position in all of its business fields, mainly as a result of its technologically leading product range and a stable situation in the core European markets. In Latin America, the group actually achieved a significant increase in incoming orders. The USA and Asia remain the most important growth markets for the family-owned company headquartered in Munich.

The volume of incoming orders stabilized at approximately EUR 1.8 billion over the past fiscal year (July 2013 to June 2014). The net revenue of EUR 1.75 billion was on target. At the end of the fiscal year, the company had some 9800 employees, as compared with 9300 a year earlier.

The business of Rohde & Schwarz is based on four pillars: test and measurement, broadcasting, secure communications, radiomonitoring and radiolocation. In the test and measurement business field, the group was able to defend its market share in the past fiscal year. The main source of revenue was again wireless communications T&M equipment. After several years of booming business, demand in this market has normalized. However, an expanded product portfolio enabled the company to again achieve positive results in its business with mobile network operators

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