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2021 at a Glance

  • Profitable growth with operational EBITDA significantly above pre-COVID level.
  • Strong strategic and operational execution: completed two accretive acquisitions, made excellent progress on sustainability initiatives and successfully mitigated supply chain shortages.
  • Polymer Processing Solutions with record sales, orders and strong margins, and accelerated diversifiction in non-filament business.
  • Surface Solutions capitalized on opportunities with market recovery to increase sales and improved profitability with disciplined cost containment. Gained foothold in luxury business with acquisition.


stable for five years

168 million

>100% above prior year


2.6 points above prior year

2.65 bn

17.3% above prior year

2.8 bn

24.8% above prior year

0.35 CHF 

Stable for five years

Oerlikon Group Sales

Oerlikon Group Sales

Leading Technology & Engineering Group

Oerlikon is a global innovation powerhouse for surface engineering, polymer processing and additive manufacturing. Our solutions and comprehensive services, together with our advanced materials, improve and maximize the performance, function, design and sustainability of our customers’ and their customers’ products and manufacturing processes in key industries.

Pioneering technology for decades, we cherish creating and designing the future with our customers close to where they are, enabling them to achieve more with less.

Emissions reduction in transportation, maximized longevity and performance  of tools, increased energy efficiency, intelligent materials and sustainable polymer processing are proven hallmarks of our global leadership.

Everything we invent, develop and do is guided by our passion to support  our customers’ goals and foster a sustainable world.

Headquartered in Pfaeffikon,Switzerland, the Group operates its business in two divisions – Surface Solutions and Polymer Processing Solutions. It has a global footprint of more than 11 800 employees at 207 locations in 38 countries and generated sales of CHF 2.65 billion in 2021.

Group Structure
Both divisions offer customer solutions under leading brands and execute strategies targeted at customers’ needs in their respective markets.

Leading Technology & Engineering Group