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Medium-Term Strategy to Drive Profitable Growth

Oerlikon has a long-standing track record of innovation leadership and has nurtured a high-performance culture in the past years. Moreover, the Group has been accelerating its sustainability agenda in providing increased transparency and commitment by setting ambitious 2030 targets. Through both its divisions, Oerlikon intends to grow faster than its end markets by leveraging its technology leadership and sustainable innovation and to expand into adjacent high-potential markets, such as non-filament, e-mobility and luxury metalware, organically and with accretive M&A. The Group will also focus on improving its profitability through strict cost focus and will continue to drive its sustainability progress, both in its own operations and through its products and solutions for customers.

Medium-Term Strategy to Drive Profitable Growth

Grow & Diversify

  • Outgrow markets by focusing on technology leadership and sustainable innovation.
  • Expand into adjacent high-potential markets organically and with accretive M&A.
  • Expand Polymer Processing Solutions into non-filament; capture structural growth opportunities in Surface Solutions.

Improve Profitability

  • Apply strict cost focus and benefit from operating leverage.
  • Improve capital return to double-digits. 
  • Maintain strong balance sheet and pay stable or progressive dividends.

Drive Sustainable Progress

  • Drive environmental and social progress at Oerlikon via operational excellence, focus on energy efficiency and cultural change. 
  • Support customers in meeting their own sustainability targets: provide environmental and economical value propositions by focusing R&D and new products on sustainability criteria.