Frequently asked questions, FAQ

Frequently asked questions, FAQ Here you will find answers to the many questions we are asked on a regular basis. The questions are classified into general questions about Oerlikon as a company and questions relating to our share. If you have any questions not answered here, please contact us directly.

When was Oerlikon founded?

Schweizerische Werkzeugmaschinenfabrik Oerlikon was founded in 1907 in Zurich-Oerlikon. The foundations of Saurer were laid in a suburb of St. Gallen in 1853.

You will find more information about the history of our company here.

How many employees does Oerlikon have?

Over 15'500 employees
over 150 locations
35 countries

You will find more details here.

What products does Oerlikon sell?

Oerlikon is a leading high-tech industrial group specializing in machine and plant engineering. The Company is a provider of innovative industrial solutions and cutting-edge technologies for manmade fibers manufacturing, drive systems, vacuum, surface solutions and advanced nanotechnology.

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Where (in which countries) is Oerlikon represented?

over 150 sites
35 countries

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What are Oerlikon's objectives?

Products and plants of Oerlikon help our customers to become top of their sector. Our objective is profitable growth and thus a long term and sustainable increase in the company's value.

Who are the main competitors of Oerlikon?

Oerlikon has a lot of competitors.

Here you find information to the competitors of each segement

How much does Oerlikon invest in Research and Development (R&D)?

Investments in R&D totalled CHF 111 million in 2011

How can I order the latest Annual Report?

To do so, please use our order service for financial reports.

How do I receive regular news about Oerlikon?

You can make an entry here in the mailing list for Oerlikon press releases. You also have the opportunity here to receive our news updates directly via RSS feed.

What were the sales figures and net earnings in the previous financial year?

On our website, you will find extensive data on our corporation's consolidated earnings under the Key data section.

When will the next annual general meeting be held?

See our information about the annual general meeting

When will the next events for investors and analysts take place?

In our financial calendar, you will find an overview of all past and future events.

How can I purchase Oerlikon shares?

Please talk to your custodian bank about your options for trading on stock exchanges. The Oerlikon share is traded on the Swiss Stock Exchange SWX (virt-x) under the securities number 0816282.

Where are Oerlikon shares traded?

The Oerlikon share is traded on the Swiss Stock Exchange SWX (virt-x) under the securities number 0816282.

See also Share Information

What is the nominal value of Oerlikon shares?

The Oerlikon share has a nominal value of CHF 1. Also see: Share Information

In which indices is the Oerlikon share represented?

Among others, Oerlikon is represented in the Swiss Performance Index (SPI), the Swiss Leader Index (SLI) and the Dow Jones Stoxx 600 Index. Also see: Share Information

When was the Oerlikon share listed for the first time?

The Oerlikon share has been listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange since 12/22/1975. Also see: Share Information

Into how many shares is the share capital of OC Oerlikon AG classified?

The share capital of Oerlikon is currently classified into 323 124 010 shares each with a nominal value of CHF 1. (Status as of 12/31/2011). Also see: Shareholders' Equity

How can I change my address in the share register?

To do so, please send us written confirmation of your new address to:

OC Oerlikon Management AG, Pfäffikon
Share Register
Churerstrasse 120
8808 Pfäffikon SZ

How much was the last dividend payment?

The last time Oerlikon paid out a dividend was on 6/4/2004 (CHF 2 per share). Also see: Share Key Figures

Is it possible to acquire actual securities of Oerlikon shares?

To do so, please contact your custodian bank and make an application there to have your securities physically delivered.

How many shareholders does OC Oerlikon AG have and who are the major shareholders?

According to the Oerlikon share register, our company currently has more than 17’000 different shareholders. The major shareholders are listed here: Also see: Shareholder Structure

Where can I get information about the price movements of the Oerlikon share?

The share price of OC Oerlikon is published every day in many daily newspapers and other media. You can inform yourself online by using our share tool or by visiting the website of the Swiss Stock Exchange (