For Grains & Food, 2021 was a very good year with a strong recovery. The segment grew its order intake by 12.2% to CHF 1.8 billion, coming close to pre-corona levels and had a stable turnover of CHF 1.7 billion. All business areas of Grains & Food contributed to this positive development. Regionally, the upturn was strongest in the northern hemisphere. Regarding innovative solutions, all businesses report important milestones, be it with new orders (insect processing), start-of-operations (Mill E3/SmartMill), or market launches (Optical Sorting, Rimomalt). New strong partners add to Grains & Food’s innovation ecosystem and the joint venture with Premier Tech has proven to be an enormous success.