Notwithstanding the debt crisis in Europe and high consolidation pressure in the industry, EGGER demonstrated positive developments for all key performance figures at the 2012 annual press conference. Turnover increased by 11 percent to EUR 1,963 million. EBITDA grew by 15 percent to EUR 262 million. With the takeover of the Russian plant in Gagarin and the expansion of the plant in Radauti (Romania), EGGER increased the number of its employees to nearly 6,800. The company was also honoured as one of the best employers with the “Great Place to Work Award” in Austria.