To ensure it is strongly positioned in the face of international competition – both now and in the future – RUAG is pursuing its tried and tested corporate strategy based on three key areas: "Combining civil and military applications", "Focusing on core Business" and "International growth".
Competencies in aerospace, security and defence
RUAG possesses outstanding technological capabilities in aerospace as well as security and defence. In 2016 RUAG generated net sales of CHF 1,858 million, of which 63% was earned outside the Swiss home market.
The civil and military sectors are closely bound up with each other at RUAG. These close ties are a source of valuable synergies. Thanks to its dual-track strategy, RUAG is able to harness new impulses from civilian technology, such as realistic visualization for virtual simulators and high-end telecommunications technologies, and make them available to its defence-sector customers swiftly and professionally. Customers from the civil domain benefit among other things from the Group’s vast expertise in the security field.
Technological know-how and wide-ranging professional capabilities are key factors in success of RUAG. To continually meet the demand among its customers and partners for unusual innovations, RUAG invests roughly 8% of sales in research and development. The Group is closely integrated with the following international technology partners, among others: Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, European Space Agency (ESA), Hilti, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, Rheinmetall and Saab.
Production facilities are located in Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Finland, France, Austria, Hungary, Australia and the USA. Some 8,700 employees worldwide develop and produce the innovative RUAG products and services in use around the world on land, in the air and in space. 48 nationalities take part in shaping the technologies of tomorrow. To maintain and strengthen its skill base, RUAG provides specialist training in 28 different occupations.