AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG: a leading construction industry supplier and technology group AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG, based in Arbon, Canton Thurgau, Switzerland, has leading positions in the European construction supply industry and in selected technology markets. Its shares are listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange. The Group comprises three construction supply divisions as well as the Steel Technology and Surface Technology Divisions. The Group has production facilities in Switzerland, Germany, France, the United States, the Czech Republic, the UK, China and Slovakia. Thanks to its three construction supply divisions – Heating Technology and Sanitary Equipment, Kitchens and Refrigeration and Windows and Doors – and its Arbonia, Aqualux, Kermi, Prolux, ASCO Swiss, Forster Kitchens, Forster Refrigeration, Miele Kitchens, Piatti, EgoKiefer, RWD Schlatter and Slovaktual product brands, AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG is the leading integrated construction industry supplier in Switzerland and Germany. While its Steel Technology Division works at the interface between construction and technology, the Surface Technology Division operates exclusively in the technology sector. The AFG Group has an active presence in more than 70 countries worldwide via around 50 of its own production and distribution companies as well as representatives and partners. It is also engaged in intensive ongoing efforts to enter and build new markets, primarily in eastern Europe, Russia, and the Middle and Far East. The focus is on segments that reward outstanding innovation and responsiveness with robust margins and exceptional long-term growth potential. In 2007, AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG employed approximately 6,000 people, and posted revenues of CHF 1,471.5 million and earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of CHF 95.5 million.