2021 annual turnover increased by 47%

Guillemot Group’s annual revenue in 2021 increased by 47% and amounted to €176.8 million with a strong growth of 65% in the fourth quarter.
Group sales growth was balanced across all regions, with an increase of 41% in North America, +53% in the European Union and the United Kingdom and +38% in the rest of the world.
The Group’s commercial performance is due to various factors in a complex economic, health and logistical context.

The Group has deployed all its energy to:
– Maintain a good level of production throughout the year despite the stresses on the components and ensure dynamic logistics flows.
– Maximize its sales in its classic ranges and successfully launch and install its main Thrustmaster and Hercules novelties (particularly the T248 steering wheel, the TCA Yoke Pack Boeing Edition and the DJControl Mix). This allowed for a significant increase in sales to consumers at the end of the year.
– Deliver in volume to its main clients directly, in particular to the main global e-retailers, and thus better anticipate consumer demand,
-React from the summer to the increase in logistics costs by moderately readjusting their prices without penalizing their competitiveness.

news from Thrustmaster

*Flying / Joysticks: The year 2021 was particularly innovative for Flying accessories. Thrustmaster has partnered with Boeing to create new Thrustmaster Civil Aviation peripherals.
After an initial collaboration with the famous American manufacturer, Thrustmaster has given a new impetus to this prestigious partnership with the development of three new products for Xbox(R) and PC: the TCA Yoke Pack Boeing Edition, the TCA Quadrant Boeing Edition and the TCA Yoke Boeing edition.
*Flyers: During the period, Thrustmaster supported its official drivers in new eSport competitions while continuing to sponsor the global events of its partners. The success of the T248 racing wheel for PlayStation5, which was released in partnership with numerous game developers, generated unprecedented sales momentum. The Xbox version of the T248 will be released in the spring.
*Gamepads: The range of gamepads performed very well in the US with unique and high-end positioning. It is increasingly recognized by ranked players and will be expanded in 2022 to maximize its potential.

Hercules News

Hercules also experienced very good momentum despite some delivery tensions to the American and European markets. In mid-November, Hercules introduced the DJControl Mix controller dedicated to smartphones, in partnership with the Algoriddim djay mobile app, one of the world’s leading DJ apps. Ultra-compact, this DJ turntable can be taken anywhere and lets you unleash your creativity during an impromptu evening.
Hercules just announced in January the limited edition DJControl Inpulse 500 White Edition. Always keen to stand out and bond with his community, Hercules offers this new premium box in a white edition.

Outlook 2022

The Group continues to develop its Hercules and Thrustmaster ranges and forecasts revenue of more than €200 million for the 2022 financial year.

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