GF at a glance

Our Corporation 

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.

COOL-FIT 2.0 – the revolution for efficient cooling: the solution is ideal for the transport of chilled water in buildings, in data centers and for process cooling.

GF Automotive

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).

Battery housing for e-mobility: the lightweight component offers a high functional integration in one large part.

GF Machining Solutions

GF Machining Solutions provides milling and electrical discharge machines (EDM), additive manufacturing solutions, laser texturing, automation, tooling, and spindles. These complete solutions make the division one of the world’s leading provider to the tool- and mold-making industry and to manufacturers of precision components. The key customer segments are the aerospace, medical, ICT, electronics, and automotive industries.

GF Machining Solutions is present in more than 50 countries to provide customer services locally. Production facilities as well as research and development centers are located in Switzerland, Sweden, and China.

Laser P 400 U: the femtosecond laser is specifically designed for aesthetic and functional texturing of precision parts.