In a challenging market environment that was also marked by conflicting economic developments in Q4 of 2012, the Bossard Group achieved sales of CHF 117.0 million, which corresponds to a 4.7 percent increase compared to last year. In local currency, sales increased by 4.0 percent. Adjusted for the acquisition and sale of shareholdings, sales increased by 1.5 percent in Swiss francs and by 0.8 percent in local currency in Q4 compared to same period last year.
For the entire year 2012, Bossard achieved sales of CHF 487.2 million, or 2.9 percent more than 2011. In local currency, sales increased by 1.4 percent. Pure organic growth was 2.1 percent in Swiss francs and 0.8 percent in local currency.