|Sales growth %||10.2||10.8|
|Organic growth %||6.5||9.8|
|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
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 growth %||8.5||12.3|
|Organic growth %||8.2||12.1|
|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|
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 growth %||13.8||11.0|
|Organic growth %||5.2||8.9|
|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|
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 growth %||7.5||8.3|
|Organic growth %||5.4||7.4|
|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|