From the Bible to banknotes

As a diversified industrial and retail group, Orell Füssli operates the core businesses: banknote and security printing, customised serial numbering of banknotes and security documents, and bookstores. Its publishing house, which grew out of the original book printing firm in 1519, exemplifies the rich heritage of this Swiss company. With a workforce of approximately 700 people and locations in five different countries, Orell Füssli has a turnover of around CHF 250 million and is listed on the Swiss stock market.

News

Orell Füssli Publishing: Beat Müller, CFO of Orell Füssli Holding, assumes management responsibility ad interim

Beat Müller, CFO of Orell Füssli Holding Ltd, is to assume management responsibility ad interim until further notice for Orell Füssli Publishing from…

Orell Füssli Holding: Solid half-year results 2019

• Security Printing: acquisition of new customers, profit at the previous year’s level • Zeiser: successful start of the new organisation focusing…

Daniel Link appointed as new CEO of the Orell Füssli Group

The Board of Directors of Orell Füssli Holding Ltd have appointed Daniel Link as the new CEO of the Orell Füssli Group. Mr Link will take up his…

Facts & Figures

  • 264.9

    Net revenues 2018
    in million CHF

  • 12.0

    EBIT 2018
    in million CHF
  • 884

    Employees
    as of December 2018

Divisions

Security Printing

As an exclusive supplier to the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and a renowned security printing specialist, Orell Füssli produces banknotes, identity documents, and securities. Further services include consulting on the technical design of security documents and print preparation. Thanks to its many years of experience, extensive technical know-how and state-of-the-art equipment, Orell Füssli is a world leader in quality and innovation.

Security Printing

Systems for encoding

Zeiser is an acknowledged and innovative specialist in high-precision numbering operations. It offers technologically advanced serial numbering solutions in the field of security printing. These include printing systems for alphanumeric characters and bar codes, electronic numbering and quality control systems, and software solutions for managing serial-numbered products.

Systems for encoding

Book Retailing

Orell Füssli Thalia AG is a joint venture of Orell Füssli Buchhandlungs AG and the German company Thalia Bücher GmbH. Under the Orell Füssli umbrella brand, its large-scale and specialist bookstores have established their position as the market leader in the German-speaking areas of Switzerland with an extensive bricks-and-mortar presence and skilled customer support. With its diverse online offering, its multichannel strategy is complemented by customised logistical and service operations for key account clients such as companies, schools and libraries.

Book Retailing

Publishing house

Publishing housePositioning itself as a traditional company with a 500-year history, Orell Füssli serves the German-speaking countries with a broad range of topics in the print and digital media field. The portfolio offered by its two publishing units includes both children`s books and non-fiction books, supplemented by renowned specialist publishing operations in the fields of learning media and standard legal works. Its latest products for both children and adults reinforce Orell Füssli Publishing’s market position as a high-quality Swiss supplier.

Publishing house