Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group providing marketleading technologies and services. Oerlikon has more than 13’800 employees at over 180 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.331 billion in 2016. The Group is structured in three Segments: Surface Solutions, Manmade Fibers and Drive Systems, each operating under their own well-established brands and with their own market-specific strategies. It has a long-standing presence in Asia, particularly in the emerging markets of China and India, a strong foundation in Europe and serves the most important markets in the Americas. In 2016, the Group continued to invest over 4 % of its annual total sales in R&D, corresponding to CHF 94 million, and filed 67 patents worldwide.