The Buhler Technology Group can look back on an encouraging business year in 2010. For the first time in the group’s 150-year history, order intake exceeded the mark of two billion Swiss francs. Sales and operating result (EBIT) for the company also continued to grow. The anniversary year will be known as one of the best in Buhler’s history. With CHF 2160 million or 21 percent more than a year ago, the order intake passed the mark of two billion Swiss francs, although the first quarter was still characterized by the turmoil in the global economy. All three divisions contributed to the growth. Advanced Materials achieved the greatest leap of 48 percent, followed by Food Processing (27 percent) and Grain Processing (15 percent). The increase in order intake was due to the emerging markets in Asia (39 percent), North and South America (19 percent) and the Middle East (96 percent). Thus, business is now spread evenly across the four main regions: Europe, Middle East/Africa, Asia, and North and South America.