The Swiss industrial group, Von Roll, has reported strong growth for 2000, with sales up by 11 per cent over the year to SFr1.7 billion ($1.1 billion).
In a statement on Friday, the company said new orders had risen by 18 per cent to SFr1.85 billion - compared to 1999.
The company gave no profit figures or outlook for the coming year, ahead of a news conference scheduled for March 20.
Von Roll was restructured in 1994 to focus on its core business. The company has divided its worldwide activities into three divisions: environmental technology, engineering and electrical insulation systems.
swissinfo with agencies