Société Générale Equipment Finance registered the strongest growth of its market share in the bus financing segment: in the period under review, it financed every third bus on the Czech market. Buses were also one of the few commodities the financing of which increased in the first half of 2012 (ČLFA member companies financed buses totalling CZK 914 million, compared with CZK 753 million in the first half of last year).
Plant and machinery financing grew only very little in the first half of this year. Overall, the market financed engineering products totalling more than CZK 8.27 billion, implying a year-on-year growth of 3.8%. Société Générale Equipment Finance financed almost 14% of the total volume of transactions on the Czech market in the engineering industry. With its market share of 19%, it is successful chiefly in the metal working industry.