In comparison with pandemic-hit 2020, the Industrial Solutions business area was able to increase revenue from continuing operations (excluding Civil Engineering) by over 13% to CHF 488.4 million (previous year: CHF 427.5 million) in currency-adjusted terms in the year under review. The currency effect was negligible. Thanks to the higher utilization of capacity and strict cost management, the operating result (EBIT) rose by 10.7% to CHF 55.8 million (previous year: CHF 50.4 million). This equates to a slightly lower EBIT margin of 11.4% (previous year: 11.8%). The slowdown in the automobile industry, which intensified in the second half of the year, prevented an improvement in the margin. The Mobility business unit nevertheless acquired record numbers of new projects and customers thanks to its proactive market development activities with webinars and a large customer event in China and thus exceeded growth in global vehicle production. Despite a high prior-year basis, the Food & Beverage business unit recorded strong revenue growth for all customers in this area as planned. The expansion of production capacities went to plan and will be continued in 2022. To promote growth in the General Industry business unit, Datwyler is accelerating the expansion of the sales and engineering resources in the three key global regions of Europe, the US and Asia. In order to streamline its organization and increase agility and speed in the market, Datwyler reduced its management levels. The integration of the former Oil & Gas business unit into the General Industry business unit makes it possible to exploit further synergies.