The Oerlikon Group is one of the most innovative and research-intensive industrial groups in the world. Six of the company’s business units are active in machine and plant engineering: textile machines, thin-film coating, production plants for thin-film silicon solar modules, vacuum systems, drive systems and “Advanced Technology”. In 2010, more than 16,000 employees at 157 sites in 36 countries generated sales of CHF 1.6 billion.

The leading technology solutions the Oerlikon Group provides enable our customers to achieve decisive advantages with end users – both industrial and commercial customers as well as private end consumers. Customers like Sony, Bosch, CMC, Kraft Foods, Ferrari, Reliance and Caterpillar use production technologies and components from Oerlikon to attain their own success with high-tech products: solar modules, cars, computers, machine tools, jeans, shirts, oil platforms, tyres – and much more.