On the earnings side, the company is also aiming for improvements. The operating profit margin should be 17 to 19 percent in the medium term, after the target had previously been 16 to 18 percent.
Both divisions of the industrial company should contribute to the improvements. At Surface Solutions, the expansion into new regions and application areas should bring growth, at Polymer Processing Solutions the strong filament business and the expansion into the non-filament area, as the communiqué further states.
There are different margin targets for the two divisions: an operating EBITDA margin of 20 to 22 percent is expected for Surface Solutions, but only 16 to 17 percent for Polymer Processing Solutions.
In the meantime, the targets for the current year 2022 have been confirmed. These therefore continue to envisage sales of around CHF 2.9 billion, which would correspond to an increase of 9 to 10 percent. In addition, the operating EBITDA margin should be around 17.5 percent (2021: 17%).