Schweiter Technologies is looking for new acquisitions after booking sharply improved net income of 33.4 million Swiss francs (€20.1m-$27.0m) in the past year, up from 18.9 million CHF the year before. Gross revenues increased to 460.9 million CHF(€277.7m-$372.0m) from 331.3 million CHF. Satisloh, which represents about half of Schweiter's revenues, ended the year with a 15 percent increase in orders and with a 22 percent sales gain to 242 million CHF (€145.8m-$195.3m), with Europe representing 44 percent of the total and America 41 percent. U.S. sales were up by 22 percent in dollars. In terms of the different product lines, surface processing was up by 49 percent, spare parts by 37 percent and consumables by 24 percent. The subsidiary's operating profit (EBIT) doubled to 26.0 million CHF (€15.7m-$21.0m), while the head count decreased by 5 percent to 430 persons. A further improvement in the results is expected for this year. Meanwhile Hanspeter Eigenmann, former key accounts manager in charge also of Asia, has left the company and formed his own consultancy.