Business with machinery for the glass container industry showed a ‘pleasing’ development in the first three quarters of 2015, Bucher Emhart Glass reported in its latest financial report.

Its order intake increased by 13.1% in the first nine months of the year, from 265.3 million Swiss francs (approx. US$269 million) in 2014, to 300.1 million Swiss francs (approx. US$304million) this year.

It said demand for machinery and spare parts for the glass forming industry showed a welcome recovery in the third quarter of 2015.

The division had winning bids for several projects, reflected in strong growth of the order intake.

Sales in terms of local currencies for glass forming equipment also showed a modest increase.

Rising demand worldwide, with the exception of Asia, as well as the cooperation with O-I, contributed to the sales growth.