EBITA for 2013 was DKK 1,112 million, up from DKK 1,083 million in 2012.
As compared with performance in 2012, the development in 2013 was negatively affected by exchange rate movements and the implementation of a number of additional growth initiatives consistent with Falck’s growth strategy."We were pleased to see that also in 2013, Falck successfully used its experience from the collaboration with the Danish public authorities in the fields of ambulance and fire-fighting services to develop its global activities," said Falck CEO Allan Søgaard Larsen while expressing his gratitude to Falck’s employees.
In Germany, Falck acquired the country's largest private ambulance company, G. In the field of fire fighting, Falck expanded its presence in Europe, Asia and Latin America and won contracts for industrial fire services in the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy.
In the Northern Jutland Region in Denmark, Falck started operating two public-sector community medical centres, and the municipalities of Taarnby and Dragør entered into a partnership with Falck to help people on sick leave get back to work faster.Copenhagen is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand; another small portion of the city is located on Amager, and is separated from Malmö, Sweden, by the strait of Øresund.Since the completion of the Øresund Bridge, Copenhagen has become increasingly integrated with the Swedish province of Scania and its largest city, Malmö, forming the Øresund Region.With a number of bridges connecting the various districts, the cityscape is characterized by parks, promenades and waterfronts.The Copenhagen Metro launched in 2002 serves central Copenhagen while the Copenhagen S-train network connects central Copenhagen to its outlying boroughs.
Serving roughly 2 million passengers a month, Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, is the largest airport in the Nordic countries.The University of Copenhagen, founded in 1479, is the oldest university in Denmark.Copenhagen is home to the FC København and Brøndby football clubs.Performance in 2013 in Falck's four business areas: Emergency Falck consolidated its position as the world's largest international ambulance service provider and the world's largest international fire-fighting operator. In the United States, Falck won market share as a result of a number of new contracts for ambulance services and patient transportation.In Denmark, Falck won contracts to continue to provide pre-hospital services in the Danish Central Region. And in Australia, Falck established a presence through the acquisition of a company which provides ambulance services, fire fighting, medical clinics and safety training for the mining, oil and gas industries.The literal English translation would be "Chapman's haven".