Marli Oy, the Finnish juice maker, has announced an operating profit of €2.3m (US$2.1m) for 2001, on a turnover of €54m. The company boosted production to 92m litres in 2001, an increase of 5m litres on 2000 figures. 

On the back of the increase in production, Marli also saw its market share increase by 3% to 38% in 2001. The increase in sales was helped by a warm summer, Marli said.

German juice producer Eckes-Granini acquired Marli's entire share capital from beverages maker Nordic Wine Group in December 2001. Marli currently employs a staff of 170.