History

The more than 200-year history of the industrial corporation GF impressively illustrates the constant change that a company has to confront if it is to remain successful over the long run. There are periods of significant, often painful changes that are marked by a determination to renew the organization. This determination is also reflected in the process of constant improvement in the Corporation’s core competencies.

Facts & Figures

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 33 countries with 131 companies, 51 of them production facilities. Its approximately 14ʼ800 employees generated sales of CHF 3ʼ744 million in 2016. GF is the preferred partner of its customers for the safe transport of liquids and gases, lightweight casting components in vehicles, and high-precision manufacturing technologies.

GF Piping Systems

GF Piping Systems is a leading supplier of piping systems made of plastics and metal. The division focuses on system solutions, high-quality components for the safe transport of water, chemicals and gas as well as corresponding services. Its product range includes fittings, valves, pipes, automation and jointing technologies and covers all applications throughout the water cycle.

GF Piping Systems supports its customers in over 100 countries through its own sales companies and representative offices. 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.

GF AutomotiveZ

GF Automotive is a technologically pioneering development partner and manufacturer of lightweight cast components and systems made of ductile iron, aluminum, and magnesium for the global automotive industry as well as a variety of other industrial applications. The highly complex lightweight components contribute to making modern vehicles lighter and reduce their CO2 emissions.

GF Automotive manufactures at eleven production sites in Germany, Austria, China, and the USA. In those countries as well as in Switzerland, Korea, and Japan the division also operates sales offices. The lightweight research and development competency is in Schaffhausen (Switzerland) and Suzhou (China).

GF Machining Solutions

GF Piping Systems is a leading supplier of piping systems made of plastics and metal. The division focuses on system solutions, high-quality components for the safe transport of water, chemicals and gas as well as corresponding services. Its product range includes fittings, valves, pipes, automation and jointing technologies and covers all applications throughout the water cycle.

GF Piping Systems supports its customers in over 100 countries through its own sales companies and representative offices. 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.