Based on orders already on the books, robot manufacturer Sepro Robotique (La Roche sur Yon, France) says it expects to reach €78.8 million ($95.83 million) in sales in 2014, 18.5% over 2013 turnover, which was the previous record year. Unit sales are expected to be about 2,100 injection molding machines equipped for the first time in the company's history.
"2013 was a great year," says CEO Jean-Michel Renaudeau, "and we correctly anticipated that 2014 would be better still. What we did not anticipate was that we would set a new record almost before the start of the 4th quarter. We are also very excited to see that sales are coming not only in our strongest markets, like the United States and Germany, but also in most other parts of the world, including some regions that have been very slow for several years."