KACO started the new year with rather moderate expectation due to still uncertain times on international markets caused by the eurocrisis. However, having closed the January balance KACO experienced a promising start into the year 2013: The expected turnover was exceeded. Also, the high level of orders on hand for the coming up months provide the basis for a further upward tendency. In particular, the chinese market provide positive trends and contribute materially to the growth. An increase in sales on the european market is expected throughout the year due to various new (project) launches. Assuming the year develops as expected and the european economy picks up again by the end of the year KACO are confident to succeed with the planned turnover for 2013.