Inside GF

Developing the right skills for tomorrow

At GF a diverse and effective training and professional development program helps to ensure that employees all over the world acquire just the right skills which are needed for future success. The vast majority of the workforce benefit from a wide range of internal trainings.

The training on design thinking has changed my view of things significantly; now I pay more attention to details and reflect more deeply about the impact of my actions.

Ann Li, Building Technology Segment Manager, GF Piping Systems, Shanghai (China)


of all employees participate in internal trainings every year

In our business it is crucial to always keep up-to-date with the latest technologies. Each year, I participate in intensive trainings in order to provide my customers with optimum support.

Ali Janes, Field Service Engineer, GF Machining Solutions, Irvine (USA)

6 million

Swiss francs has been invested in professional development activities in 2016

I highly appreciate the regular trainings on work safety at our production site. They help us to recognize potential risks in time and to actively prevent accidents.

Shuo Chen, Foreman of molding line, GF Automotive, Kunshan (China)


apprentices are trained in more than 30 professions each year

The variety of my apprenticeship has fascinated me right from the beginning.

Tara von Arx, Apprentice Plastics Technologies, GF Piping Systems, Schaffhausen (Switzerland)

Employees 2016 by region (in %)

100% = 14ʼ808