The Bossard Group, Switzerland, reported first-quarter sales of CHF 220.4 million (US$229.5 million), an increase of 10.9 percent over the year-ago period. In Europe, sales grew 14.8 percent to CHF 132.1 million (US$137.5 million). In Asia, sales grew 12.7 percent to CHF 30.2 million (US$31.4 million), and in America, sales grew 1.2 percent to CHF 58.1 million (US$60.5 million).
Growth in America was 8.2 percent in local currency, stemming from solid demand for Bossard’s products and services in the region, the company said.
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