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Schweiter Technologies AG - Company
Capsule

Reference Code: BR0803CC
Published Date: April 2011




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Schweiter Technologies AG - Company Overview

Schweiter Technologies AG (Schweiter) is principally engaged in textile, composites and semiconductor business. The
textile business is carried through SSM Textile Machinery, the composites business is carried out by 3A Composites and
the semiconductor business is carried out through Ismeca Semiconductor. The products and services offered in textile
division include winding systems, precision winding and yarn processing. The company provides machines which are
used in backend-processes such as assembling, inspecting, packaging of devices and testing in semiconductor
manufacturing. Schweiter operates internationally through its subsidiaries in France, China, Germany, Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region of China, Malaysia, India, Italy, Switzerland, Taiwan, the UK, and the US. Schweiter is
headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.


Financial Performance

The company reported revenue of CHF123.4 million during the fiscal year ended 2009. The company's revenue declined
at a compounded rate of 22.5% during the period 2007-2009 with a year on year decline of 16.7% over fiscal year 2008.
During the fiscal year 2009, its operating margin was -16.5% as against the operating margin of -1.9% in fiscal year 2008.
During the fiscal year 2009, the company registered a net margin of -16.5% as against the net margin of 304.1% in the
fiscal year 2008.




Schweiter Technologies AG - Key Facts

Schweiter Technologies AG, Key Facts

                                  Neugasse 10, Horgen, , 8812,
                                                                    Ticker Symbol, Stock
Corporate Address:                Switzerland
                                                                                               SWTQ (Swiss Exchange)
                                                                    Exchange



Telephone                          + 41 44 7183311                  No. of Employees           3,550



Fax                                + 41 44 7183451                  Financial Year End         December



URL                               www.schweiter.ch                  Revenue (in CHF Million)   123.40


                                  Industrial Goods and Machinery ,
Industry                          Technology and                   Revenue (in USD Million)    113.21
                                  Communications

                                  China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, India, Malaysia, Taiwan, France,
Locations
                                  Germany, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research




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Schweiter Technologies AG - Major Products and Services

Schweiter Technologies AG is a group company which is based in Switzerland with its focus on machinery business to be
used in textiles and semiconductors. The company’s key products and services include the following:

Schweiter Technologies AG, Major Products and Services
Products:

Semiconductor:

Flexible machines with short retooling times

Flexible machines with short retooling times and machine for processing of smaller and thinner components.

High-speed, precision tests machine

Machine for processing of smaller and thinner components

Turret- technology based inspection system.

Textiles:

Winding systems

Composites

Services:

Yarn processing and precision winding

Coating technology for ophthalmic lenses
Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research




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Schweiter Technologies AG - Key Competitors

The following companies are the major competitors of Schweiter Technologies AG:

Micron Holding AG

Gerber Scientific, Inc.

OC Oerlikon Corporation AG

Entegris, Inc.




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Schweiter Technologies AG - Key Employees


Schweiter Technologies AG, Key Employees


            Name                           Job Title                      Board Level     Since   Age


Beat Frey                  Director                                 Non Executive Board   2009    67


Beat Siegrist              Director                                 Non Executive Board   2008    50


Hans Widmer                Chairman                                 Non Executive Board   1986    70


Heinrich Fischer           Director                                 Non Executive Board   2002    60


                           Chief Financial Officer - Group, Chief
Heinz O. Baumgartner                                                Senior Management     2008    47
                           Executive Officer


Ian von Fellenberg         Head of Corporate Development            Senior Management     2007    50


                           Chief Executive Officer - Ismeca
Lorenzo Giarre                                                      Senior Management     2006    46
                           Semiconductor


Martin Kloti               Head of Reporting & Controlling          Senior Management     2003    37


Rolf-Dieter Schoemezler    Director                                 Non Executive Board   1993    69

Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research




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Schweiter Technologies AG - Locations and Subsidiaries

Head Office

Schweiter Technologies AG
Neugasse 10
Horgen
Zip: 8812
Switzerland
Tel: + 41 44 7183311
Fax: + 41 44 7183451



Other Locations & Subsidiaries

Schweiter Technologies AG, Subsidiaries


                                              Alcan Baltek Corporation
Alcan Airex AG                                108 Fairway Court
Industrie Nord                                Northvale
Zip: CH-5643                                  New Jersey (NJ)
Switzerland                                   Zip: NJ 07647
Tel: + 41 41 7896600                          United States
Fax: + 41 41 7896660                          Tel: + 1 201 7671400
                                              Fax: + 1 201 3876631


Alcan Composites USA Inc.
                                              Alcan Kapa GmbH
136 Fairview Road
                                              Kiefernweg 10
Mooresville
                                              Osnabruck
North Carolina (NC)
                                              Zip: D-49090
Zip: NC 28117
                                              Germany
United States
                                       
				
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