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Basler records 22 per cent growth

Basler has reported a 22 per cent increase in sales in its 2014 fiscal year. The camera manufacturer recorded turnover of €79.2 million.

The results add weight to other company and industry body data demonstrating the strength of the machine vision market at the moment. The North American machine vision market grew 15 per cent in 2014 to $2.3 billion, according to figures from the AIA.

Basler’s gross profit margin increased to 51.8 per cent after 49.9 per cent in the previous year; the group’s earnings before taxes rose by 42 per cent to € 11.1 million; and its pre-tax return amounted to 14 per cent (previous year: 12 per cent).

The company expects sales to increase to €81-84 million in 2015. In 2015, for the first time, the company sales will be generated entirely from its camera business and thus compensate the sales of approximately €5 million from the systems business shown in 2014.

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