Vision & Strategy 2025
The vision of GF
GF is a sustainability and innovation leader providing superior customer value.
With its three Divisions, it is the preferred partner for:
- solutions enabling safe transport of liquids and gases
- lightweight casting components
- high-precision manufacturing technologies
Strategy 2025: Roll-out activities in the first year of the cycle
GF's Strategy 2025 builds on the promising path pursued over the last five years and addresses profitable growth, portfolio resilience, and a "go for the full potential" spirit within the organization. This is in line with GF's overall strategic objective to grow through superior customer value and its vision to be a sustainability and innovation leader. In November, the GF Culture Movement was launched to support the Strategy 2025. Here is a summary of the roll-out activities of the three GF divisions in 2021.
Video of CEO Andreas Müller on annual results
Learn more about GF's performance in 2022 and our strong focus on innovation for sustainable solutions.
The GF Strategy 2025
The Strategy 2025 will be an evolution of the promising path of the last five years and will address profitable growth, portfolio resilience and "go for the full potential" spirit - with the following Strategic Focus Areas:
- Drive profitable growth through intelligent and sustainable solutions
- Increase robustness through resilient portfolio and operational excellence
- Evolve culture towards more performance and learning
In terms of financial targets, the strategic ambition is to achieve sales of CHF 4.4 (organic) to 5 billion (incl. acquisitions) with an EBIT margin of 9-11% and a return on invested capital (ROIC) of 20-22% by 2025.
The share of GF Piping Systems will remain at least 50% and GF will continue to invest predominantly in growth markets.
Sustainability is an integral part of our strategy 2025
In the next five years, GF wants to become a sustainability leader through
- offering high-value sustainable products and solutions
- driving circular economy
- fostering a diverse, engaging and safe working environment
- collaborating with stakeholders along the value chain
To achieve this, GF has set itself ambitious sustainability targets. The main targets are:
- 70% of sales in 2025 from products and solutions with social or environmental benefits for our customers
- 21% reduction of absolute CO2e emissions by 2025
- 25% of newly appointed managers are female
More information about Sustainability at GF
GF Piping Systems
GF Piping Systems is the leading flow solutions provider enabling safe and responsible transport of fluids.
The three focus areas of the Strategy 2025 are the way for GF Piping Systems to:
- grow with high-value solutions
- increase customer proximity
- strengthen global set up and collaboration.
GF Casting Solutions
GF Casting Solutions is the innovative partner for sustainable mobility solutions.
The three focus areas of the Strategy 2025 are the way for GF Casting Solutions to:
- drive growth in key segments with innovative solutions for sustainable mobility
- leverage our global footprint to grow in US, Romania and China
- manage the turnaround and set world class standard in operational excellence
GF Machining Solutions
GF Machining Solutions sets the standard for customer experience in intelligent machining solutions.
The three focus areas of the Strategy 2025 are the way for GF Machining Solutions to:
- grow faster by focusing on key segments with innovative & intelligent solutions
- improve profitability by resolving underperforming situations and applying best-in-class processes
- enhance customer experience by stepping up quality and developing service business