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A Global Innovation Powerhouse

OC Oerlikon Corporation AG 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. With a global footprint of more than 12 600 employees at 207 locations in 38 countries, the Group generated sales of CHF 2.7 billion in 2023 and stay committed to industrial transformation for a sustainable future.

Group Structure

Headquartered in Pfaeffikon, Switzerland, the Group operates its business in two divisions - Surface Solutions with its technology brands – Oerlikon Balzers, Oerlikon Metco, Oerlikon AM, Oerlikon riri, Oerlikon Fineparts – and Polymer Processing Solutions with its technology brands – Oerlikon Barmag, Oerlikon Neumag, Oerlikon Nonwoven and Oerlikon HRSflow. Both divisions with their technology brands and high-tech applications, are targeted at growth markets such as the automotive industry, aerospace, energy, the tooling industry, luxury and additive manufacturing (3-D printing). Each division provides its technologies and services under well-established brand names and pursues strategies based on the needs and requirements of the respective markets. Read more about the Group's structure and organizational governance here.

Innovative Solutions for Industrial Applications

With a world population that is expected to increase to 8.5 billion by 2030, rising mobility and a growing demand for energy and raw materials that will test the boundaries of the Earth’s natural resources, industrial companies are forced to find new ways to meet the needs of global markets. It is possible to achieve this by adopting state-of-the-art materials, surface technologies and manufacturing technologies. These technologies can create products that make more out of less – increased performance, more possibilities and greater longevity, while simultaneously consuming less energy, reducing costs and using fewer resources. Oerlikon’s mission is to provide its customers with these kinds of competitive advantages through advanced materials and surfaces.

Core Competencies

Oerlikon is a market leader in advanced materials, surface engineering and polymer processing. Our solutions encompass materials, coating equipment, coating services, and the engineering of entire plants. We build our business on unique technology competencies, a wide global reach and trusted customer relations in highly demanding industries, such as aerospace, automotive, energy, tooling and textiles. Every day, we develop new materials, new surface technologies, new applications, components and textile manufacturing solutions to empower our customers to create and innovate better products.

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