VIENNA—Semperit A.G. reported the strongest first quarter in company history.
Revenue in the first three months of 2013 for the maker of medical and industrial rubber and plastic products grew 6.6 percent to $276.9 million.
First-quarter earnings advanced 20.4 percent year-to-year to $37.7 million, Semperit said.
The company said its Sempermed medical business—which makes surgical and examination gloves—had an 87.6-percent rise in earnings to $15.7 million on a 21.4-percent jump in sales to $137.4 million.
The manufacturer's industrial business, which includes hoses and conveyor belts, was hit by a weak economy, Semperit said. Earnings rose slightly to $26.1 million on a 4.7-percent decline in sales to $139.5 million.