The Mammut Sports Group saw its sales decline by 0.8 percent to 233.4 million Swiss francs (€218.2m-$233.4m) in 2016, which was a decline of 2.9 percent in constant currencies. As reported by the Conzzeta Group, which controls the Swiss outdoor company, Mammut's operating profit was up by CHF 1.1 million to CHF 1.2 million (€1.1m-$1.2m). Sales were on the slide in Switzerland, Germany and Austria, but this was compensated to a large extent by sales increases in Asia and other European markets. The Swiss group benefitted from price increases and cost reduction measures initiated last year, after it suffered from currency exchange rate swings. The pressure on margins remains strong in Europe, Conzzeta added, and it was intensified by sluggish business in the winter. Orders for the upcoming summer season were up slightly at the end of the year. Mammut embarked on a five-year strategic plan and changed its leadership with the appointment of Oliver Pabst as chief executive last year. More in The Outdoor Industry Compass.