Choose your country / language

According to statista, worldwide automotive sales in 2018 was around 81 million units, a 2.5 % increase from 2017.

Recent profit warnings from leading carmakers suggest that the sector will face greater risk in 2019, also due to rising tariffs and commodity prices. According to a report released by Moody’s Investor Service, the global automotive manufacturing industry will remain stable over the next 12 to 18 months, reflecting expectations for steady demand across key regions despite looming challenges. Manufacturers will continue to face mounting environmental policy pressures, stricter emissions-reducing regulatory targets, rising pressure on margins and changing consumer preferences. All these, in turn, will need technological solutions and Oerlikon is well positioned to capitalize on this growth opportunity.

Advancing productivity, sustainability and profitability in the industry


of FY 2018 Surface Solutions revenue


ndustry-expected CAGR 2019 – 2023 (2 These are projected industry growth rates from sources including company reports, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, McKinsey and others.)


Innovative standard and custom-designed solutions combined with global presence enable reliable operational performance to address our automotive customers’ needs.


Clients need to increase fuel efficiency of engines due to emission regulations.


Oerlikon provides PVD solutions for piston pins, SUMEBore thermal spray coatings for cylinder walls and heat treatment and eSync/S3 solutions for hybrid cars.


Reduction of fuel consumption by 2 – 4 %.