Eichhof Holding has posted a huge rise in its first half net profit. The Swiss brewery and maker of colour-measurement systems announced today that net profit for the fiscal first half to 31 March rose to CHF7.7m (US$5.99m), compared to CHF1.2m year-on-year.

The company credited the leap to the sale of real-estate.

Sales for the half rose only slightly, however, to CHF134m from CHF133m.