Geography of sales
The COMET Group, committed to being near its customers, has an excellent global internal sales force and sales agent network. In 2015, COMET dealt with very heterogeneous trends in its different markets. In Europe the Group achieved growth in local currencies with RF generators and ebeam systems. In the United States, sales in local-currency terms eased slightly, as the revenue with a major US customer in the semiconductor market was reclassified to COMET's Asia region. The positive trend in the security and electronics markets in Asia, however, was not able to make up for the slump in the tire market. In the other regions the COMET Group expanded its sales. The regional sales split remains balanced, with 37.3% of sales generated in the USA, 33.4% in Asia and 24.3% in Europe.