Apparel manufacturer Tamurakoma & Co recorded a net profit increase of 17.6 per cent to JPY473 million for the first half of the fiscal 2004/2005 year.

Pre-tax profit fell 6.3 per cent to JPY789m, whilst consolidated operating profit dropped 3.2 per cent to JPY1.02 billion.

Consolidated sales revenue fell 0.2 per cent toJPY50.43bn.