In 2022, the Advanced Materials business was the driver of the Group's overall performance. Order intake jumped by 40.6% to CHF 871 million, and turnover soared by 31.8% to CHF 671 million. With these results, Advanced Materials has impressively switched from a recovery into an upswing mode, benefiting from the transition in its industries, mainly in automotive, and reaching a record high in nearly doubling the business in two years. All business areas contributed to this massive boost, benefiting from the optimal market positioning of their innovative product portfolios. Die Casting benefited from its large megacasting machines. Grinding & Dispersing profited from electrode mixing lines for lithium-ion batteries. Leybold Optics gained significantly from glass coaters not only for architectural, but also car glass, capacitor machines for e-mobility and grid applications, and from the continued strong trends in photonics and semiconductors. Due to rising energy prices, customers’ business cases changed and the need to improve energy efficiency drove demand for Bühler’s sustainable solutions across the board.