Compared to 2008, expenditures for raw materials, operating media and consumables plus bought-in wares declined by 8.1% to € 40 million. This was chiefly attributable to falling gas prices up through September.
The year-end payroll at Erlus AG counted 508 employees (previous year: 516), with an additional 15 persons in training (previous year: 19).
Normal business earnings for 2009 at Erlus AG totalled € 2.2 million, after € 1.3 million in 2008. Annual net profits came to € 1.3 million (previous year: € 0.8 million).
In the year under review, € 15.2 million was invested in tangible assets. That was € 6.4 million more than the year before. The main item of investment was the construction of a roof tile plant in Teistungen, which was finished in September 2009. In all, € 19.4 million was invested in the new plant. Further expansion is already on the drawing board.