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Value Proposition

Mid-term Growth Strategy

Oerlikon draws on its broad and versatile portfolio of advanced materials, surface technologies, processing equipment and services, as well as its global footprint to further develop its business and sustain mid-term growth. To propel its profitable growth, the Group focuses on three key growth drivers: addressing growth markets and industries, securing structural growth and expanding through targeted acquisitions.

Mid-term Growth Strategy

Investments in Organic Growth

Oerlikon has successfully transformed from an industrial conglomerate to a focused company holding leading positions in key growth markets. To secure structural growth over the medium and long term, the company is investing to strengthen its footprint, competencies and solution offerings for customers.

Investments in Organic Growth

Oerlikon Business Model

Oerlikon is a market leader in advanced materials, surface solutions and materials processing. The solutions from Oerlikon encompass materials, equipment and services. They range from engineering the materials or coating solution that customers need to project managing the installation of entire plants or providing ongoing after-sales support. Oerlikon builds its business on technology competencies, a global footprint and trusted customer relations in highly demanding industries.

Equipment and Components

Standardized and Customized Solutions

Highly productive and reliable systems and products for coatings, surface treatments, fiber production, spinning and texturing.

  • Launch new and next-generation coating systems.
  • Increase offering of tailored and integrated solutions consisting of materials and equipment.
  • Maintain lead in introducing Industry 4.0 smart factory solutions for textile spinning and texturing.
  • Launch new staple fibers and nonwovens technologies


Advanced Materials

Standardized and customizable metal-, ceramicand carbidebased materials (such as powders and wires) for surface coatings, surface treatments, additive manufacturing and other industrial processes.

  • Expand materials portfolio for surface treatments and additive manufacturing, and their applications in existing markets and regions.
  • Reduce development time and time-to-market for customized and new materials with Oerlikon’s rapid alloy development data simulation and analysis software.
  • Increase offering of tailored and integrated solutions consisting of materials and equipment.


Oerlikon has a robust business model, thanks to its unique value propositions. It has one of the world’s broadest portfolios of advanced materials and surface technologies. Its intellectual property lies in its in-depth know-how and capabilities in the field of surface solutions integrated with materials development. In addition, Oerlikon offers highly skilled engineering expertise to develop, apply and maintain coating and large manmade fiber systems. Its client relationships often have an R&D character and customers can depend on a global production and service network for a fast response on services, deliveries, repairs and maintenance.


A team of over 1 000 engineers working closely with customers to develop new and innovative equipment, solutions and materials.


182 sales and service centers spread across 37 countries to provide a fast response time and on-time delivery to customers.

After-sales services

Service sites worldwide ensure ready and on-hand support, combined
with digital remote monitoring and consultation services.

  • Strengthen leading positions by expanding and optimizing networks, applications and product ranges.
  • Expand global network and leverage proximity to customers to enhance customer relations and extend engineering, solutions and service offerings.
  • Accelerate growth of services by leveraging current momentum in improving and extending service offering.