Increased sales and improved profits

Net sales rose in 2010 to SEK 20,516 M (18.465). Operating income rose from a negative SEK 350 M to a positive SEK 780 and the operating margin was 3.8% (neg: 1.9). An important explanation for the strong income improvement is higher sales. Another explanation is the effort from the company to reduce costs and streamline the product offering and production.