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Oerlikon optimizes corporate structure in wake of Saurer integration

  • Pfäffikon SZ (Switzerland),  January 10, 2007 - OC Oerlikon Corporation AG, Pfäffikon ("Oerlikon"), which took over the operational management of Saurer AG on 1 January 2007, is optimizing its corporate structure in the wake of the Sauer integration. The Oerlikon Group, including the former Saurer business areas, will henceforth comprise the following 5 segments:
  • Oerlikon Balzers Coating
    • Coating Services
    • Systems
    • Solar
  • Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum
    • Systems
    • Services
  • Oerlikon Components
    • Space
    • Optics
    • Assembly Equipment (formerly Oerlikon Esec Semiconductor)
    • Solutions
  • Oerlikon Saurer Textile
  • Oerlikon Graziano Transmission

In order to better meet the demands of customers and the markets in future, the divisions of the Saurer business units are currently being detailed analyzed and the future organization form is being developed. "This restructuring forms a platform which allows us to fully exploit potential synergies within the Oerlikon Group. We are also creating units which in terms of segment size can be efficiently managed", says Oerlikon CEO Thomas Limberger. The new structure will take effect on publication of the report for the 4th quarter of 2006.

For further information, please contact:

Thomas Schmidt

Head of Group Communications

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