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kommt nicht einer Kostenumlage gleich, sondern in Teilen einer Gewinnerhöhung.

English translation: this does not equal a shifting of costs, but rather in parts an increase in profit

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08:33 Dec 15, 2005
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general)
German term or phrase: kommt nicht einer Kostenumlage gleich, sondern in Teilen einer Gewinnerhöhung.
Es wird heute erwartet, dass Kostenerhoehungen intern abgefedert werden koennen, z.B. indem Sie Kosten an anderen Stellen einsparen. Wir verfahren so und wir erwarten das Gleiche von unseren Lieferanten. Darueber hinaus sind wir der Ueberzeugung, dass durch die pauschale Anhebung der Gesamtkosten nicht nur Ihre Kostenerhoehung gemindert, sondern gleichzeitig Ihre Gewinne erhoeht werden. Dies kommt jedoch nicht einer Kostenumlage gleich, sondern in Teilen einer Gewinnerhoehung.

Do the last 2 sentences starting from "die pauschale Anhebung...." make logical sense to anyone? If so, can you just give me the gist of of what they're on about. This is part of a letter from one company to another protesting about cost increases. Thank you.
markj
English translation:this does not equal a shifting of costs, but rather in parts an increase in profit
Explanation:

They're saying that cost increases force the company to be more efficient. This increase in efficiency will lead to higher profitability.

This of course is only marginally logical, because it is difficult to lower costs to such an extent that they exceed cost increases from suppliers.
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Michael Rose
Local time: 05:30
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Many thanks, Michael!
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3 +1this does not equal a shifting of costs, but rather in parts an increase in profitMichael Rose


  

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kommt nicht einer Kostenumlage gleich, sondern in Teilen einer Gewinnerhöhung.
this does not equal a shifting of costs, but rather in parts an increase in profit


Explanation:

They're saying that cost increases force the company to be more efficient. This increase in efficiency will lead to higher profitability.

This of course is only marginally logical, because it is difficult to lower costs to such an extent that they exceed cost increases from suppliers.

Michael Rose
Local time: 05:30
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 40
Grading comment
Many thanks, Michael!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Dierk Widmann: With the 1st sentence. However, the suppliers are supposed to do the same, not increase their costs, if my reading is correct.
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