The Pfleiderer Group has sustained and in part accelerated the first-semester upturn of its operating business through Q3, 2011 according to preliminary figures.

The group posted an after-tax profit of €1.6m for the period of July to September 2011.

The key indicators of its business performance attest to the success of ongoing efforts to restructure operations.

Group revenue from the continuing operations of Pfleiderer AG in the first nine months of 2011 increased 7.8% in a year-on-year comparison, climbing to €892.8m.