GF is a global business player and a market and technology leader. To remain in this top position, GF carries out extensive research and development activities. During the previous strategy cycle 2016 - 2020, the company invested around CHF 570 million in research and development. To expand into growth markets, GF acquired several companies, such as Microlution Inc. (US), Urecon Ltd. (Canada) and Precicast SA (Switzerland) or took some new production facilities into operation worldwide (see also GF Annual Report 2020, p. 34).

GF is showcasing its innovations

For over 200 years, innovations have been key to the success of GF. Every three years, the company provides detailed insights into its innovations at the GF Capital Market Day. With several exhibits, GF presents its current projects and newest applications, showing how the company finds and develops solutions for customer's challenges.

At the last Capital Market Day in 2019, GF Piping Systems presented a solution for the reduction of Legionella in drinking water in public and private buildings. GF Casting Solutions presented lightweight components for the aviation and energy sectors, as well as powertrain components and structural parts for the automotive industry. GF Machining Solutions provided an insight into its progress in Additive Manufacturing and smart manufacturing methods. 

Explore innovation highlights from the divisions

GFPS Big Dimensions

Making Big Connections in PE

Sustainable large diameter solutions in PE (polyethylene) make your advanced piping networks easier, faster and more economical. Big diversity with no limits in designing your piping networks

GFMS HDPC

High-pressure die-casting

With multiple aluminum and magnesium alloys we set the highest standards for high-pressure die-casting components. Over 100 die-casting cells worldwide and closing forces from 200-4.400t. We offer the entire value chain from the raw casting to the ready-to-mount component.

GFMS Medical Machine

Industries - Medical - Your trusted partner in Medical Device manufacturing

From 3D Direct Metal Printing and Laser texturing to Milling, EDM, Tooling and Automation—GF Machining Solutions delivers solutions that help drive product innovation in medical device manufacturing, which includes mold tools for medical consumables, orthopedic and dental implants and superstructures.

GFPS Specialized Solutions

Specialized Solutions

Professional project support for optimum planning, installation and operation of plastic piping systems.

GFCS Alternative Drives

Our solutions for alternative drive systems

Electric, hybrid, hydrogen and #zeroemissions: What are the consequences of current trends in the automotive industry for our light metal and iron casting foundries? How will this change affect our product portfolio? Find out how we at GF Casting Solutions are helping to shape the change of mobility!

GFPS Hycleen Automation System

Hycleen Automation System

Revolutionizing sanitary automation processes and securing the safe supply of potable water

GFCS Precision Casting

Precision casting

Industrial manufacturing technology based on the so called lost-wax process used in the aerospace and energy industry to produce turbine blades and structural parts with complex shapes and cooling systems.