Orders received in the first quarter increased by 42.0% year-on-year to around €1.3 billion. KUKA has made a successful start into the new fiscal year and significantly increased orders received and sales revenues between January and March 2022. KUKA Group recorded orders worth nearly €1.3 billion, up 42.0% (Q1/21: €890.5 million) and revenues rose by 18.3% to €853.4 million (Q1/21: €721.6 million). Furthermore, KUKA increased earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) to €19.0 million (Q1/21: €8.2 million), with an EBIT margin of 2.2% (Q1/21: 1.1%). In China, for example, orders received almost doubled and revenues increased by 61.2%.