When was GF founded?

The company was founded in Schaffhausen, Switzerland in 1802 by Johann Conrad Fischer and became a joint-stock company a hundred years later. GF has been listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (now SIX Swiss Exchange) since 1903.

How many employees work for GF Corporation?

Year

Number of employees

2018 15’027
2017 15’835
2016 14’808
2015 14’424
2014 14’140
2013 14’066
2012 13’412
2011 13’153
2010 12’908
2009 12’481
2008 14’326
2007 12’986
2006 12’385
2005 12’403
2004 13’324
2003 13’247
2002 13’737
Where do these employees work?

Country

Percentage

Germany

9

Switzerland

23

Austria

13

Rest of Europe

13

Asia

25

Americas

11

Rest of world

6

Which divisions belong to the GF Corporation and what are their core-businesses?

The GF Corporation has three divisions:

  • 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 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 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.
How many sites and production locations does GF have?

The company has more than 140 companies including 57 production facilities and a direct presence in 33 different countries worldwide.

What are GF’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?

The Board of Directors is made up of nine people. Its duties and responsibilities are defined by the Swiss Code of Obligations, the Articles of Association and the Corporation’s own code of conduct and organizational rules.

Board of Directors (18 April 2019)

Name

Born in  

Position

Andreas Koopmann

1951 Chairman Board of Directors
Chairman of the Nomination Committee
Yves Serra 1953 Vice Chairman Board of Directors
Member of the Audit Committee
Hubert Achermann 1951 Chairman of the Audit Committee
Roman Boutellier 1950 Member of the Compensation Committee
Riet Cadonau 1961 Member of the Nomination Committee
Roger Michaelis 1959 Member of the Audit Committee
Eveline Saupper 1958 Chairwoman of the Compensation Committee
Jasmin Staiblin 1970 Member of the Compensation Committee
Zhiqiang Zhang 1961 Member of the Nomination Committee
Who belongs to the Executive Committee?

The Executive Committee consists of five members. As President and CEO, Andreas Müller is responsible for the management of the entire GF 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.

Executive Committee:

Andreas Müller, CEO and at the same time Head of Corporate Development

Mads Joergensen CFO and Head of Corporate Finance and Controlling

Joost Geginat, GF Piping Systems  

Carlos Vasto, GF Casting Solutions

Pascal Boillat, GF Machining Solutions

Does the Board of Directors have any committees to support it and if so, which?

The Board of Directors has set up three standing committees to assist it in the performance of its duties:

  • 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.

    Hubert Achermann, Chairman
    Gerold Bührer
    Roger Michaelis

  • 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.

    Eveline Saupper, Chairman
    Riet Cadonau
    Jasmin Staiblin

  • 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
    Roman Boutellier
    Zhiqiang Zhang
According to which accounting standards does the GF Corporation prepare its financial statements?

The consolidated statement of the GF Corporation is prepared according to Swiss GAAP FER as of the fiscal year 2013 and complies with the requirements of Swiss law.

Previously the consolidated financial statements were prepared according to IFRS (formerly IAS) between 1993 and the fiscal year 2012.

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Contact

Daniel Bösiger

Head of Corporate Controlling / Investor Relations

Georg Fischer AG

Amsler-Laffon-Strasse 9

8201 Schaffhausen

Switzerland