English translation: in a considerably more secure position
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German to English translations [PRO] / Business Letter
German term or phrase:auf einer wesentlich sichereren Seite
Letzteres ist zu meinem Bedauern bislang in Ansaetzen nicht geschehen, da wir uns sonst auf einer wesentlich sichereren Seite auch in unseren gemeinsamen Absatzanstrengungen der Maschine und der Produkte befinden wuerden.
Explanation: since none of the previous answerers gave the real meaning in English, I add this even post grading. Of course the other answers come close and may sound simpler, but are not really provide the qualification of the German phrase.