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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 10 600 employees at 179 locations in 37 countries. In 2020, Oerlikon generated CHF 2.3 billion in sales and invested CHF 118 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 2020 2019
Order intake1 2 241 2 590
Order backlog 581 583
Sales1 2 258 2 593
in CHF million 2020 2019
EBITDA1 288 366
– as % of sales1, 2 12.7% 14.1%
Operational EBITDA1, 2 320 393
– as % of sales1, 3 14.2% 15.1%
EBIT1, 3 73 164
– as % of sales1, 3 3.2% 6.3%
Operational EBIT1, 3 116 193
– as % of sales1, 3 5.2% 7.4%
in CHF million 2020 2019
Result from continuing operations 38 110
Result from discontinuing operations, net of income taxes -176
Net result 38 -66
– as % of equity attributable to shareholders of the parent 3% -4%
in CHF million 2020 2019
Cash flow from operating activities4 310 152
Capital expenditure for property, plant and equipment and intangible assets1 118 179
in CHF million 2020 2019
Total assets 3 340 3 647
Equity attributable to shareholders of the parent 1 324 1 756
– as % of total assets 40% 48%
in CHF million 2020 2019
Net cash5 59 333
in CHF million 2020 2019
Net operating assets6 1 637 1 826
Number of employees (full-time equivalents)  10 692 11 134
Personnel expenses1 780 822
Research and development expenditure1, 7 101 122

1 Continuing operations.
2 Operational EBITDA is defined as EBITDA, adjusted by expenses directly related to restructuring activities, effects from discontinued activities not
qualifying as discontinued operations as well as impairments on associates.
3 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 as well as impairments on associates, goodwill and intangible assets acquired in a business combination.
4 Cash flow from operating activities before changes in net current assets amounts to CHF 202 million (previous year: CHF 322 million).
5 Net cash includes cash and cash equivalents, deposits and marketable securities less current and non-current debt.
6 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).
7 Research and development expenditure includes expenses recognized as intangible assets in the amount of CHF 25 million (previous year: CHF 31 million).


OC Oerlikon Management AG


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