Company Profile on a new level
The Oerlikon Group is one of the most innovative and research-intensive industrial groups in the world. Six of the company's business units are active in machine and plant engineering: textile machines, thin-film coating, production plants for thin-film silicon solar modules, vacuum systems, drive systems and Advanced Technology. In the year of 2011, more than 17 000 employees at over 150 locations in 38 countries generated sales of CHF 4.2 billion.
The leading technology solutions the Oerlikon Group provides enable our customers to achieve decisive advantages with end users - both industrial and commercial customers as well as private end consumers. Customers like Sony, Bosch, CMC, Kraft Foods, Ferrari, Reliance and Caterpillar use production technologies and components from Oerlikon to attain their own success with high-tech products: solar modules, cars, computers, machine tools, jeans, shirts, oil platforms, tires - and much more. All Formula 1 engines receive a highly-resilient coating from Oerlikon to enhance their performance. 60 percent of all twines used in industrially manufactured rugs are produced on textile machines from Oerlikon. The most modern solar modules currently available today are made in Oerlikon thin-film coating plants.
This type of cutting-edge technology is no accident. Oerlikon invests around CHF 213 million every year in R&D and has over 1200 highly-qualified developers and scientists around the world working on the innovations of tomorrow. We are continuously reinventing ourselves and use our technological expertise to develop new applications and access new markets: this is the Oerlikon Identity and the secret to our success.