Compared to the beginning of 2021, the Mikron Group is entering the 2022 financial year in a much stronger position, with a sound cost structure, a solid order backlog in both business segments and a good demand trend in all key sales markets. Mikron is aiming for a further profitability improvement in the current year. However, a forecast for fiscal 2022 remains difficult. This is due on the one hand to the unpredictable development in connection with the Corona pandemic and the war in the Ukraine and on the other hand to the uncertain availability of raw materials and supplier parts.