The technology group, Unaxis, has seen sales rise by 36 per cent to SFr2.14 billion ($1.2 billion) for the first nine months of the year.This content was published on October 25, 2000 - 09:42
Sales in its core businesses of Information Technology, Surface Technology and Component Special Systems rose by 38 per cent to SFr1.84 billion.
In a statement, the company said: "For the business year as a whole, we continue to expect a positive development for sales and profits as well as a significant improvement on the prior year."
The figures released on Wednesday included for the first time the majority-owned producer of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, Esec, which was fully consolidated in September.
Unaxis, formerly Oerlikon-Bührle, is in the process of selling its Pilatus light aircraft unit and hopes to find a buyer by the end of the year.
The company's shares joined the Swiss Market Index at the beginning of the month.
swissinfo with agencies
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