Gemtex, German producers of underwear and home clothing, has posted a Sk2m ($433,332) loss for the year 2000. However, the company, owned by textilers Schiesser, remained confident that it would be able to report a Sk1.5m ($32,499) profit for the year 2001. Although posting a loss for the year, the company increased its output by 1.9 million articles of clothing to 6.4 million articles over the year and increased sales from Sk106m ($2.3m) in 1999 to Sk131m ($2.8m) for 2000.