Sales growth in all segments

All regions and business segments participated in the sales growth of 32%, led by PCT with an increase of 53%, followed by IXS and IXM with about 13% growth each. The largest contributions to earnings growth at EBITDA level came from the PCT segment, up 80% to CHF 55.7 million, and from IXM, up 9% to CHF 18.0 million. The EBT segment continued to invest strongly in developing the business through new applications, in professionalization, and in the realignment of the systems product portfolio.