Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group providing marketleading technologies and services. Oerlikon has around 15 000 employees at 186 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2 847 million in 2016. 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 2017, the Group continued to invest 4 % of its annual total sales in R&D, corresponding to CHF 107 million, and filed 91 patents worldwide.