Datalogic's revenue up on this time last year

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Datalogic’s preliminary sales revenues of €108.2 million for the first quarter of 2014 has increased by 6.1 per cent when compared to 2013 the company has announced. This however has decreased from the fourth quarter of 2013 which yielded €119.9 million. The group’s results for the first quarter of 2014 will be approved by Datalogic’s Board of Directors on 7 May 2014.

The chairman and CEO of the Datalogic Group, Romano Volta, commented: ‘The results of the first quarter confirm the positive trend that started in the second half of last year, which attests the validity of the strategic choices that were made. In particular, I wish to highlight the growth in the ADC segment which is mainly due to the success, in the USA in particular, of the new products that were introduced on the market in 2013. Taking into account the positive trend of the quarter's booking, we are optimistic about the rest of the year.’

The ADC Division (Automatic Data Capture), specialising in the design and production of fixed retail scanners, professional handheld readers and mobile computers, registered revenues of €71.5 million, +14.5 per cent compared to €62.5 million of the first quarter of 2013 and down by 10 per cent compared to €79.8 million of the fourth quarter of 2013. This division has registered significant growth in all the reference markets, especially in the retail sector, and it continues to benefit from new products that were launched last year, in particular those in the fixed scanner segment.

The Industrial Automation Division, specialising in the design and production of automatic identification systems, safety, detection and marking solutions for the industrial automation market, registered revenues of €30.5 million, down by 4.6 per cent compared to €32.0 million in the first quarter of 2013 and -7.3 per cent compared to €32.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. The smaller contribution the division made compared to the previous quarter is mainly due to the transportation and logistic sector in the US market. Positive trends have been registered for all the other reference market.

Informatics registered sales of €6.2 million compared to €7.6 million in the first quarter of 2013 and €7.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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