The EMS Group is active worldwide in the business areas High Performance Polymers and Specialty Chemicals. The companies within the group are consolidated in the EMS-CHEMIE HOLDING AG domiciled in Domat/Ems. The EMS-CHEMIE HOLDING AG is the only listed company (SIX Swiss Exchange, securities number 1.644.035). Business Areas The business area High Performance Polymers is comprised of EMS-GRIVORY and EMS-EFTEC. EMS-GRIVORY is leading specialised manufacturer of high-performance polyamides and the supplier with the widest range of polyamide materials. EMS-GRIVORY is made up of the three Business Units EMS-GRIVORY Europe, EMS-GRIVORY America and EMS-GRIVORY Asia. EMS-EFTEC is represented under the name EFTEC as leading supplier worldwide for adhesives, sealants and coatings including application engineering systems for the automotive industry. The business area Specialty Chemicals is made up of the Business Units EMS-GRILTECH and EMS-PATVAG. EMS-GRILTECH is specialized in the development and production of fibres, fusible adhesives and adhesive garn for technical and textile applications, adhesion promoters for the tyre industry, powder coatings and reactive diluents. EMS-PATVAG specialises in ignitors for airbag gas generators. Company Strategy EMS‘ company strategy is based on the following focus points: ■ EMS concentrates on operational growth with speciality products. ■ EMS defines Performance Polymers as core business. ■ EMS returns financial resources not required for operational business to the shareholders. Locations / Employees EMS has 26 production sites in 16 different countries and is represented throughout the world with company owned sales companies or by distributors/traders. As of December 2014, the EMS Group has 2,865 employees worldwide with 139 apprentices based in Switzerland.