CHF million(s) 2018 2017
Order intake 4,521 4,274
Sales 4,572 4,150
Sales growth % 10.2 10.8
Organic growth % 6.5 9.8
EBITDA 529 491
EBIT 382 352
Net profit after minorities 281 252
Free cash flow before acquisitions/divestitures 147 204
Return on sales (EBIT margin) % 8.4 8.5
Invested capital (IC) 1,494 1,466
Return on invested capital (ROIC) % 22.4 20.3
Number of employees 15,027 15,835
GF Piping Systems - Smart Valve

GF Piping Systems

GF Piping Systems

GF Piping Systems is a leading supplier of piping systems made of plastics and metal. The division focuses on system solutions and high-quality components for the safe transport of water, chemicals and gases, as well as corresponding services. The product portfolio of fittings, valves, pipes, automation, and jointing technologies covers all applications of the water cycle.

GF Piping Systems supports customers in the fields of utility, industry, and building technology in over 100 countries through its own sales companies and representative offices. The division operates several research and development centers as well as more than 30 production sites in Europe, Asia, North and South America.

Sales per segment in CHF (Total 1,821 million)

  • Utility (733 million)
  • Industry (643 million)
  • Building Technology (445 million)
CHF million(s) 2018 2017
Order intake 1,865 1,718
Sales 1,821 1,678
Sales growth % 8.5 12.3
Organic growth % 8.2 12.1
EBITDA 269 245
EBIT 217 189
Return on sales (EBIT margin) % 11.9 11.3
Invested capital (IC) 688 671
Return on invested capital (ROIC) % 27.2 22.9
Number of employees 6,852 6,764
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GF Casting Solutions

GF Casting Solutions

GF Casting Solutions is a technologically pioneering development partner and manufacturer of cast components and systems for the global automotive industry, aerospace and energy markets, off-highway vehicles as well as for industrial applications. The highly complex lightweight components are produced using different manufacturing technologies – from the development to the ready-to-mount solution.

GF Casting Solutions manufactures at 14 production sites in Germany, Austria, Romania, Switzerland, China and the USA. The research and development centers with globally recognized lightweight and bionic design expertise are located in Schaffhausen (Switzerland) and Suzhou (China).

Sales per segment in CHF (Total 1,687 million)

  • Automotive (remaining) (884 million)
  • Automotive (divested) (617 million)
  • Industrial Applications (109 million)
  • Aerospace/Energy (77 million)
CHF million(s) 2018 2017
Order intake 1,617 1,527
Sales 1,687 1,482
Sales growth % 13.8 11.0
Organic growth % 5.2 8.9
EBITDA 160 158
EBIT 86 93
Return on sales (EBIT margin) % 5.1 6.3
Invested capital (IC) 531 481
Return on invested capital (ROIC) % 16.1 19.5
Number of employees 4,693 5,738
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GF Machining Solutions

GF Machining Solutions

GF Machining Solutions is one of the world’s leading providers of complete solutions to the tool and mold making industry and to manufacturers of precision components. The portfolio includes milling, wire-cutting and die-sinking EDM machines. Moreover, the division offers spindles, laser texturing, additive manufacturing, tooling and automation as well as digitalization solutions and customer services. The key customer segments are the aerospace, ICT, medical and automotive industries.

GF Machining Solutions is present in more than 50 countries with its own sales companies. In addition, the division operates production facilities and research and development centers in Switzerland, the USA, Sweden and China.

Sales per segment in CHF (1,066 million)

  • Milling (335 million)
  • EDM (308 million)
  • Customer Services (289 million)
  • Automation/Tooling/Laser (134 million)
CHF million(s) 2018 2017
Order intake 1,042 1,030
Sales 1,066 992
Sales growth % 7.5 8.3
Organic growth % 5.4 7.4
EBITDA 102 96
EBIT 88 82
Return on sales (EBIT margin) % 8.3 8.3
Invested capital (IC) 262 269
Return on invested capital (ROIC) % 27.5 24.1
Number of employees 3,394 3,255