The Bossard Group, Switzerland, reported group sales for 2017 of CHF 786.2 million (US$805.7 million), an increase of 13.1 percent year-over-year. As reported in local currencies, sales grew 12.2 percent.
In America, sales for the year rose 18.4 percent to CHF 220.3 million (US$225.8 million), up 18.4 percent in local currency.
In Europe, 2017 sales rose 10.8 percent to CHF 444.9 million (US$455.9 million), up 9.3 percent in local currency.
In Asia, sales rose 12.8 percent to CHF 121 million (US$124 million), up 12.3 percent in local currency.
In the fourth quarter, group sales increased 10.3 percent to CHF 196.5 million (US$201.4 million). Sales were up 9.5 percent in local currencies.