Press Releases

Ypres, January 17, 2020

Picanol Group: update following large-scale ransomware attack of Monday, January 13, 2020

Picanol Group’s priority is to enable the safe and secure recovery of all IT systems.

Based on the current situation, Picanol Group plans a cautious restart of certain specific activities with effect from Monday morning (January 20).

However, in light of the present circumstances, the group anticipates that it may take some time for production activities to become fully operational again.

As it is unclear how long the relaunch of the production activities will take, Picanol Group is at present unable to give an indication of the financial impact of the cyber attack.

Picanol Group will publish further details on this matter as soon as they become available. Trading in Picanol shares will resume as soon as possible in consultation with the FSMA.

For more information, please contact:
Frederic Dryhoel at +32 (0)57 222 364 or via e-mail:

Ypres, January 14, 2020

On Monday January 13, 2020, Picanol Group fell victim to a massive ransomware attack. The attack is causing a serious disruption to activities in Ypres, Romania, and China.

Together with external experts, Picanol Group is currently making every effort to solve the attack and to minimize its impact on its activities and employees. The priority is to enable the safe and secure recovery of the IT systems. However, based on the current situation, Picanol Group is taking into account that there will be no more production this week.

The relevant authorities have been advised of the ransomware attack and they are supporting Picanol Group in its efforts to solve the problem.