Leading construction materials Group
With the opening of a coppersmith in the year 1874, F. J. Forster laid the foundation for AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG, the international, technological leader in construction materials and machinery of today. AFG produces convincing and innovative solutions and services in its five business units of Windows, Doors, Heating Technology, Sanitary Equipment, Profile Systems, Kitchens, Precision Steel Tubes and Surface Technology. AFG is quoted on the Swiss Exchange (SIX), has its headquarters in Arbon (Switzerland), and is a market leader in its domestic markets of Switzerland and Germany.
Building shell and interiors
The various business units making up AFG offer an almost complete spectrum of products and services for the outer shell and interior design of buildings. In this core sector, AFG companies produce around 2,700,000 m2 of glass for windows and shower enclosures (the equivalent of more than 370 football pitches), 83,000 doors, 3,000 km of steel profiles, 15,000 km of wood and PVC profiles for windows, more than 2.5 million radiators and around 20,000 kitchens.The AFG Group also includes companies that specialise in the areas of cooling technology, precision steel tubes and surface technology.
An international player
AFG is a leading technology-driven, internationally active construction materials and machinery group that supplies innovative solutions and services in the fields of energy efficiency, safety & security and well-being. AFG has its head office in Arbon, in the canton of Thurgau (Switzerland), and is quoted on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX). It is active worldwide with over 50 distribution companies as well as offices and partners in more than 70 countries. Its 18 production facilities are located in Switzerland, Germany, France, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, the USA and China. AFG employs a total workforce of around 7000.