Global science company DSM has reported what it calls a ‘very strong first quarter’, with sales up 13% to €2,159 million and net profit up 75% to €149 million compared to the same period of 2016.

‘We are pleased to report a very good start to the year, with continued positive momentum in all businesses as we execute on our mid-term strategic and financial ambitions,’ said Feike Sijbesma, CEO/chairman of DSM. ‘Notwithstanding the current global socio-economic volatility, we are confident that we will be able to deliver against our full-year objectives given our focus on improving our financial performance through our growth initiatives and our extensive and ambitious profit improvement programs.’

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