Georg Fischer (Swiss company)

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Georg Fischer
Aktiengesellschaft
Industry Manufacturing
Founded 1802
Founder Johann Conrad Fischer
Headquarters Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Key people
Yves Serra, Andreas Koopmann
Products Liquids and gas transport, Industrial automation
Revenue 3.64 billion CHF (2015)
Owner Public
Number of employees
14,400
Website http://www.georgfischer.com/

Georg Fischer (abbreviated GF) comprises three divisions GF Piping Systems, GF Automotive, and GF Machining Solutions. Founded in 1802, the Corporation is headquartered in Switzerland and is present in 32 countries, with 121 companies, 45 of them production facilities. Its approximately 14 400 employees generated sales of CHF 3.64 billion in 2015. GF offers pipes for the safe transport of liquids and gases, lightweight casting components in vehicles, and high-precision manufacturing technologies.[1]

Divisions[edit]

GF Piping Systems[edit]

GF Piping Systems supplies piping systems made of plastics and metal as well as solid and hollow bar stock for machining. The division makes components for the transport of water and gas in industry, utilities, and buildings. Its product line includes fittings, valves, pipes, automation and jointing and covers all water cycle applications. GF Piping Systems has its own sales companies and representatives in over 100 countries. The division is present in Europe, Asia and the Americas with more than 30 manufacturing sites and research and development centers, which also support energy-saving use of raw materials and resources.[2]

GF Automotive[edit]

GF Automotive is a development partner and manufacturer of lightweight cast components made of ductile iron, aluminum and magnesium for the automotive industry as well as a variety of industrial applications. GF Automotive manufactures some 600 000 tons of lightweight components at 9 production plants in Germany, Austria, and China. In those countries as well as in Switzerland, Korea and Japan it operates sales offices. It is based in Schaffhausen (Switzerland) and Suzhou (China).[3]

GF Machining Solutions[edit]

GF Machining Solutions’ electrical discharge, high-speed milling,laser texturing machines and additive manufacturing make it a provider to the tool and mold making industry and to manufacturers of precision components. Most important customer segments are information and communication technology, aerospace, and the automotive industry. The division has its own sales companies in more than 50 countries and production plants in Switzerland, Sweden, and China. GF Machining Solutions operates research and development centers in Meyrin, Losone, and Nidau (Switzerland), Vällingby (Sweden), Beijing, and Changzhou (China).[4]

History[edit]

Former Subsidiaries[edit]

GF Pipe Coupling Technology[edit]

Founded in Schaffhausen, Switzerland in 1960, the GF Pipe Coupling Technology division focused on the production of pipe and tube cutting, facing, and beveling machines for high purity process piping. The sales and management of the division were moved to Singen, Germany in 1993. In 2006 Georg Fischer sold the GF Pipe Coupling Technology division to Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), where the company was renamed from Rohrverbindungstechnik GmbH to Orbitalum Tools GmbH.[5]

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