GF Piping Systems receives Swiss Manufacturing Award
The Institute of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen honors companies that choose Switzerland as a manufacturing location with this prestigious award. GF Piping Systems was awarded 2nd place following the evaluation based on financial, production, and market figures and the company's positioning in terms of investment in production capacity and technology in Switzerland within the past year.
Announced on October 26, 2021, and hosted for the third time, the Institute of Technology Management ranked 220 companies that have strengthened Switzerland as a manufacturing location using the Swiss Manufacturing Survey 2021 conducted together with the ETH Zurich. Quantitative criteria focused on innovation, capacity expansion, and performance improvement from 2020 to 2021, alongside additional interview-based case studies, helped the jury members from the University St. Gallen select the top five.
"The Swiss Manufacturing Survey from the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen provides a tool for mapping the challenges and decisions of Swiss manufacturing companies. In addition to a dedicated chapter on the Corona crisis, the report depicts the manufacturing landscape in terms of markets and customers, characteristics of Swiss manufacturing sites, employees, and innovation and performance," writes Prof. Dr. Thomas Friedli, Director Institute of Technology Management.
"We are very proud to receive this award from the University of St. Gallen and offer our congratulations to the winners from SUSS MicroOptics SA. After more than 219 years of manufacturing in Switzerland, GF continues to strive to become better every day, and so while being honored to be voted the second-best amongst our Swiss and international manufacturing peers, we are driven by continuous improvement for the years ahead," says Dr. Frank Brandenburg, Head of Global Manufacturing at GF Piping Systems.
GF Piping Systems has more than 30 manufacturing locations globally, thereof four in Switzerland: Schaffhausen, Sissach, Subingen, and Seewis, all leading-edge manufacturing locations that ensure sufficient availability and quick, reliable delivery for customers in multiple industries worldwide. In 2020, GF Piping Systems generated sales of CHF 1'708 million and employed 1’433 people in Switzerland and a total of 6'893 people globally.
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About GF Piping Systems
GF Piping Systems is the leading flow solutions provider worldwide, enabling the safe and sustainable transport of fluids. The company specializes in plastic piping systems and system solutions plus services in all project phases. GF Piping Systems has its own sales companies in 31 countries, which means it is always by its customers' side. Production sites in 36 locations in America, Europe, and Asia ensure sufficient availability and quick, reliable delivery. In 2020, GF Piping Systems generated sales of CHF 1,70 bn and employed 6'893 people. GF Piping Systems is a division of Georg Fischer AG, which was founded in 1802, and is headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.