Leica’s sales of cameras, lenses and accessories is up 140%

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Leica Camera AG released some sales figures for the first half of their fiscal year (April 1st - September 30th, 2010):

  • Total sales: EUR 110.8 million compared to EUR 59.5 million from last year
  • Sales of cameras, lenses and accessories is up 140%: EUR 87.7 million compared to EUR 36.6 million from last year

This is a quote from the CEO of Leica Camera AG, Alfred Schopf (Google translation):

"After the successful turnaround in the last fiscal year and the launch of new products in the last few months running the business for Leica more than positive. The Photokina in September 2010, we even brought record levels of new orders. We have set 30 new employees in production and are working flat out, the backlog as quickly as possible to reduce. But it is clear: quality over speed. "

Source: German | English

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