MAN Group has reported a 35% improvement in operating results for the 2005 financial year, rising from EUR566m to EUR765m, according to the dpa-afx news agency.

After-tax profits rose 46% from EUR323m to EUR472m, while turnover climbed 3% to EUR15,000m, and orders rose 15% to EUR18,000m.

For 2006 MAN Group is expecting orders at a similar level to 2005, but with a significant increase in turnover and a further improvement in profitability.