Bacou-Dalloz, a specialist in industrial protection equipment, had a net result of €45 million in 2006, down from €46.6 million in 2005. Its operating profit reached €103.1 million, up by 8.5 percent, while the gross margin improved by 0.4 points to 14 percent of the turnover, which rose by 7.6 percent to €737 million. Net debt amounted to €217 million by the end of 2006, down from €273 million one year before.