This compares with orders of ¥38.0 billion, sales of ¥29.7 billion, operating profit of ¥1.7 billion and net profit of ¥1.3 billion for Torishima Pump for the same period a year earlier.

Order backlog for Torishima Pump at 31 December 2009 was ¥70.7 billion, up from ¥57.5 billion at the end of 2008.