The GF Automotive AG, situated in Schaffhausen (Switzerland), is a leading global supplier of iron and light metal cast components for the automotive industry and industrial applications. Besides GF Piping Systems and GF Machining Solutions GF Automotive is part of the stock listed Georg Fischer AG. Around 5000 employees work at ten production sides in Germany, Austria, China and North America.
GF Automotive has a clear strategy with a focus on lightweight components casted in iron, aluminum and magnesium. Be it in the bionic design, downsizing, the CO2 reduction by reducing weight, in material mixes or in the functional integration.
With production sites in Europe, North America and Asia as well as global partnerships GF Automotive ensures delivery reliability to its customers and combines the advantages of local production with global production flexibility.
In Switzerland and in China GF Automotive operates research and development centers with 60 employees. The essential development activities are component design, computer-aided computation, analyses and simulations, as well as the issues involved in economical production. Other essential R&D activities are alloy and process development as well as material and component testing. Approximately 3 % of turnover is devoted to R&D annually. Thus the company sets clear signs for innovation. True to its motto: Passion for your Lighter Future.
Internationally active group of companies with ten production sites in four countries
Focus of work
Development and manufacturing of highly stressed castings for the automotive industry, its suppliers and industrial applications.
Germany, Austria, China and North America
Around 5000 worldwide
1335 million Swiss Francs
GF Automotive offers you products from these product groups:
Die casting foundries (347)
- Production of aluminium parts (260)
- Production of magnesium parts (48)
- Development partners/system suppliers of automobile industry (109)
- Components ready for installation (125)
- Production of die cast gearbox castings (91)
- Production of die cast engine blocks (46)
- Production of chassis parts and structural parts (84)