HUBER+SUHNER sees clear upward trend in second half year – boom in Fiber Optics division continues
In the second half of 2012, order intake and net sales achieved significantly higher values than in the corresponding period of the previous year. Overall net sales amounted to around CHF 697 million, corresponding to a shortfall of 8% compared with the previous year. By contrast, order intake slightly exceeded that of the previous year (around CHF 748 million, +2%). In terms of net sales, the trend reversal started around the middle of the year, in terms of order intake it already started at the beginning of the second quarter. The book-to-bill rate reached a value of 1.07. Strengthened by the acquisition of Astrolab, HUBER+SUHNER takes the positive momentum forward into 2013 and anticipates a good start to the new financial year.