The company was founded in Schaffhausen, Switzerland in 1802 by
Johann Conrad Fischer and became a joint-stock company a hundred years
later. Georg Fischer has been listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (now
SIX Swiss Exchange) since 1931.
When was Georg Fischer founded?
How many employees does the Georg Fischer Corporation have?
The Georg Fischer Corporation currently employs about 13 500
The table below shows how the workforce has developed in recent years:
|Year||Number of employees
Where do these employees work?*
|Number of employees||Percentage of total
|Rest of Europe||827||6|
|Total for Europe||8 814||65|
|Corporation total||13 412||100|
What does Georg Fischer actually sell?
- Piping systems for the transport of water, gas and other media
- Castings made of light metal and iron for the automotive industry worldwide
- Electro-discharge and high speed milling machines as well as precision parts for countless different applications
Which Corporate Groups belong to the Georg Fischer Corporation?
GF Piping Systems,
which is a leading supplier of plastic and metal piping systems,
whose range includes both complete systems and components for the
transportation of water, gas and other media for industry, utilities
and domestic installations.
which is a manufacturer and development partner for castings made of
iron and light metal for the automotive industry worldwide.
which produces electric discharge machines (EDM) and high-speed
milling machines as well as the necessary automation and
peripherals, making it one of the world’s leading system
suppliers for mould and tool-making machines.
How many sites and production locations does Georg Fischer have?
The company has more than 125 sites including 48 production
facilities and a direct presence in 32 different countries worldwide.
What are Georg Fischer’s principles and values?
- We put customers first
- We act fast
- We do what we say
- We reward performance
- We respect people
Who is on the Board of Directors?
Year of election
Member of the Nomination Committee
President of the Compensation Committee
|President of the Audit Committee|
Member of the Nomination Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
|Isabelle Welton||1963||Member of the Compensation Committee||2012||2015|
Member of the Compensation Committee
Who belongs to the Executive Committee?
The Executive Committee consists of five members. As President and CEO, Yves Serra is responsible for the management of the entire Georg Fischer Corporation and at the same time Head of Corporate Development. He is supported in this by the heads of the three Corporate Groups and the CFO and Head of Corporate Finance and Controlling.
Yves Serra, CEO and at the same time Head of Corporate Development
Pietro Lori, GF Piping Systems
Josef Edbauer, GF Automotive
Pascal Boillat, GF AgieCharmilles
Roland Abt, CFO and Head of Corporate Finance and Controlling
Does the Board of Directors have any committees to support it and if so, which?
- The Audit Committee assists the Board of Directors with its
auditing work and financial reporting. It monitors all internal and
external auditing and evaluates how well the internal controlling
system – including risk management and compliance with
statutory requirements – is working. The committee is kept
informed of all transactions and reads the notes and auditors’
reports of the Georg Fischer Corporation staff pension funds. It
also comments on the Corporation’s capital transactions
involving both internal and external funds.
Rudolf Huber, Chairman
Kurt E. Stirnemann
- The Compensation Committee assists the Board of Directors with the
definition of a compensation policy for senior management and
decides how members of the Executive Committee are to be remunerated.
Ulrich Graf, Chairman
- The Nomination Committee supports the Board of Directors in its
efforts to nurture the next generation of managers and helps with
the selection of suitable candidates for both the Board of Directors
and the Executive Committee.
Andreas Koopmann, Chairman
According to which accounting standards does the Georg Fischer Corporation prepare its financial statements?
The consolidated statement of the Georg Fischer Corporation is
prepared according to Swiss GAPP FER as of the fiscal year 2013 and
complies with the requirements of Swiss law.
Previously the consolidated financial statements were prepared
according to the international accounting standards IAS - today's IFRS
- between 1993 and the fiscal year 2012.