Bronto division maintains orders in Q4 but margin falls

By Maria Hadlow29 March 2011

The Fire Rescue division of Federal Signal, which includes Bronto Skylift reported a small increase in orders in the forth quarter of 2010 compared to 2009.

Orders increased by $2.8 million to $28.6 million in the fourth quarter, which was primarily attributed to an increase in the industrial market. Net sales decreased $24.6 million in the fourth quarter compared to the respective previous year period as a result of lower volumes and an unfavourable currency impact of $2.6 million.

Exchange rates also had an unfavourable impact on operating income (down $5.3 million) - also due to lower volumes - and on operating margin (down 4%) also due to lower gross profit margin but partially offset by cost reduction activities.

Delivered directly to your inbox, Access International Newsletter features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
Loxam accelerates environmental shift
Equipment rental company aims to halve direct emissions by 2030 and cut indirect emissions by 30%
10 ways to join the hydrogen power revolution
Interest in the use of hydrogen has soared over the past few years as the construction industry races to reduce its carbon footprint. We roundup some recent initiatives
Sinoboom agrees TVH deal
Deal will see parts and service supplied to all Sinoboom’s geographical operations.
Euan Youdale Editor, Access International Tel: +44 (0)1892 786 214 E-mail:
Ollie Hodges Sales Manager Tel: +44 (0)1892 786253 E-mail: