The Sulzer Corporation continues on an upward trend - during the first half year 2000 operating income before goodwill-amortisation and exceptional items rose by 25 per cent from CHF122m ($71.4m) to CHF152 million ($88.9m). Net income increased by 45 per cent to CHF61m ($35.7m) from CHF42m ($24.6m) in prior year (not including exceptional income from the Electrophysiology divestiture).