Oerlikon (SIX: OERL) is a leading global technology Group providing marketleading technologies and services. Oerlikon has more than 13'700 employees at over 170 locations in 35 countries and sales of CHF 2.6 billion in 2015. The Group is structured in three Segments: Surface Solutions, Manmade Fibers and Drive Systems, each operating under their own well-established brands and with their own market-specific strategies. It has a long-standing presence in Asia, particularly in the emerging markets of China and India, a strong foundation in Europe and serves the most important markets in the Americas. In 2015, Oerlikon continued to invest around 4 % of Group sales in R&D, corresponding to CHF 103 million. More than 1 350 engineers and scientists work for the Group worldwide. In 2015, Oerlikon filed 86 patents for new inventions to protect its intellectual property.