LIQUI MOLY is still growing fast: The oil and additive specialist increased its turnover in March to 65 million euro, a rise of 19 percent compared to the same month in the previous year. “We are now reaping what we sowed last year,” says Managing Director Ernst Prost.
A year ago, when the Covid-19 pandemic spread and uncertainty gripped the economy, LIQUI MOLY decided to really step on the gas. The company quickly doubled its marketing expenditure to counter the falling demand. “In this way, we made our own economy to a certain extent,” Ernst Prost sums up. This was all the more successful as many competitors cut their budgets and reduced their service at the same time. “It enabled us to maneuver into a very good starting position for the global economy, which is now picking up again,” says Ernst Prost.
At 168 million euro, sales for the first three months are at the same level as in the previous year. This is because the first quarter of 2020 was particularly strong, before the pandemic also affected LIQUI MOLY’s sales. The profit of 2.8 million euro is also just as high as in the same quarter last year. “With our solid start in the first quarter, we have tail wind and the opportunity to make 2021 LIQUI MOLY’s most successful year, despite any difficulties the pandemic may still offer us,” Ernst Prost is convinced. “Success is not just about bringing in more revenue, it also means creating more secure jobs. We hired more than 100 people during the pandemic, together with a job guarantee!”