Kato Works of Japan saw it year-on-year sales rise 7.5% to Yen 24.68bn ($232.5m) in the nine months to 31 December 2004.

Operating profit was Yen 1.25bn ($11.8m) and net profit was Yen 558m ($5.3m).

In the same period, Tadano‚s sales rose 5.6% year-on-year to Yen 72.84bn ($685.3m), operating profit was up 4.3% to Yen 3.96bn ($37.3m) and net profit was up 40% to Yen 2.77bn ($26.1m).