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2022 at a Glance

  • Strong strategic and opera­tional execution and achieved robust growth despite macroeconomic headwinds.
  • Polymer Processing Solutions recorded one of its highest annual order intakes and sales amounts and improved its operating margin.
  • Surface Solutions increased sales, driven by market recovery and customers demand for efficient solutions. Signed agreement in Q4 to acquire Riri to become a market leader in providing an integrated and complete portfolio of luxury metalware.
  • Proactively implemented measures and prepared Oerlikon for weaker filament demand.

3.0 bn

6.9% above prior year

2.9 bn

9.8% above prior year


Same as prior year

93 million

44.9% above prior year


45.5% below prior year

0.35 CHF 

Stable dividend per share for six years

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. 

Oerlikon helps customers to become more sustainable and efficient. 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 12 100 employees at 205 locations in 37 countries and generated sales of CHF 2.9 billion in 2022.

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