The Bossard Group, Switzerland, reported sales for the third quarter of CHF 212.7 million (US$214.3 million), an increase of 9.3 percent year-over-year. As reported in local currency, sales grew 7.5 percent.
In America, sales were up 16.2 percent to CHF 60.4 million (US$60.9 million), an increase of 14.8 percent in local currency.
In Europe, sales increased 5.7 percent to CHF 117.6 million (US$118.5 million), up 4 percent in local currency compared to the same period the previous year. In Asia, sales were up 10.9 percent to CHF 34.7 million (US$35 million), up 7.8 percent in local currency.
For the first nine months, the company reported sales of CHF 659 million (US$663.9 million), an increase of 11.8 percent from 2017, or 9.3 percent in local currency.