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Oerlikon is a global technology group with a clear mission: to become the leading provider of surface solutions, advanced materials and materials processing.

Oerlikon (SIX: OERL) engineers materials, equipment and surfaces and provides expert services to enable customers to have high-performance products and systems with extended lifespans.

Drawing on its key technological competencies and strong financial foundation, the Group is sustaining mid-term growth by executing three strategic drivers: addressing attractive growth markets, securing structural growth and expanding through targeted mergers and acquisitions.

A leading global technology and engineering Group, headquartered in Pfäffikon, Switzerland, Oerlikon operates its business in two Divisions – Surface Solutions and Polymer Processing Solutions – and has a global footprint of more than 11 800 employees at 207 locations in 38 countries. In 2021, Oerlikon generated CHF 2.6 billion in sales and invested CHF 105 million in R&D.


  • Oerlikon creates innovative industrial solutions for a better life.


  • Oerlikon strives to be your most reliable business partner, worldwide.
  • We increase value through high-quality innovative industrial solutions, continuously.
  • We engage highly qualified professionals.

Our commitment is your success!

Core Values

Core Values
  • Everything we build, we build on trust.

Team Spirit
  • I care about the team, the team cares about me.

  • What we do, we do best.

  • Ideas come from everybody and from everywhere in the organization.

Key Figures

in CHF million 2021 2020
Order intake 2 797 2 241
Order backlog 736 581
Sales 2 649 2 258
in CHF million 2021 2020
EBITDA1 444 288
– as % of sales1 16.7% 12.7%
Operational EBITDA1, 2, 3 447 323
– as % of sales1, 3, 3 16.9% 14.3%
EBIT1 220 73
– as % of sales1 8.3% 3.2%
Operational EBIT1, 2, 4 231 119
– as % of sales1, 2, 4 8.7% 5.3%
in CHF million 2021 2020
Result from continuing operations 162 38
Result from discontinuing operations, net of income taxes 6
Net result 168 38
– as % of equity attributable to shareholders of the parent 12% 3%
in CHF million 2021 2020
Cash flow from operating activities5 324 310
Capital expenditure for property, plant and equipment and intangible assets 131 118
in CHF million 2021 2020
Total assets 4 341 3 340
Equity attributable to shareholders of the parent 1 124 1 324
– as % of total assets 33% 40%
in CHF million 2021 2020
Net cash5 -341 59
in CHF million 2021 2020
Net operating assets7 2 204 1 637
Number of employees (full-time equivalents)  11 808 10 692
Personnel expenses 796 780
Research and development expenditure8 105 101

1 Continuing operations.
2 Since this year, Operational EBITDA and Operational EBIT are additionally adjusted by acquisition and integration costs. For comparability reasons, last year figures have been adjusted accordingly.
3 Operational EBITDA is defined as EBITDA, adjusted by expenses directly related to restructuring activities, effects from discontinued activities not qualifying as discontinued operations, impairments on associates as well as acquisition and integration costs.
4 Operational EBIT is defined as EBIT, adjusted by expenses and impairments directly related to restructuring activities, effects from discontinued activities not qualifying as discontinued operations, impairments on associates, goodwill and intangible assets acquired in a business combination as well as acquisition and integration costs.
5 Cash flow from operating activities before changes in net current assets amounts to CHF 380 million (previous year: CHF 202 million).
6 Net debt/ net cash includes cash and cash equivalents, deposits and marketable securities less current and non-current debt.
7 Net operating assets are defined as operating assets (total assets without cash and cash equivalents, current financial investments, current income tax receivables and deferred tax assets) less operating liabilities (total liabilities without financial and lease liabilities, current income taxes payable, non-current post-employment benefit liabilities and deferred tax liabilities).
8 Research and development expenditure includes expenses recognized as intangible assets in the amount of CHF 22 million (previous year: CHF 25 million).


OC Oerlikon Management AG


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