Historical MilestonesFrom our beginnings in 1946 until today: check out our history.
1946 - 2016: From an idea to a global technology leaderFor 70 years, Oerlikon Balzers has stood for pioneering developments and global technology leadership in thin-film coatings. We live our passion for surface solutions with a unique combination of sustainability, innovative drive, entrepreneurial spirit and tradition. This benefits our customers and our environment – yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Explore 70 years of Oerlikon Balzers
Balzers' first PVD hard coating for tools, BALINIT® A, was officially "born" on September 1st 1978. Since then, Oerlikon Balzers has been an unprecedented success story, ranging from pioneering the world of coatings to being a market leader.