Balzers, Liechtenstein, 25th September 2017 – The Oerlikon Balzers facility in Guelph, near Toronto, Canada, is the first customer centre of Oerlikon Balzers to achieve accreditation from Nadcap in the Americas. Worldwide Oerlikon Balzers runs three other Nadcap-certified customer centres.
Joining the Nadcap-certified Oerlikon Balzers coating centres in France, the UK and Luxembourg, the facility in Guelph is the first North American customer centre to gain the accreditation. This gives Oerlikon Balzers a major step forward in the support of aerospace customers in North America, underlining the significance of the Guelph centre at the heart of the North American aerospace industry, serving the US and Canadian markets.
The centre received Nadcap approval for all Oerlikon Balzers surface technologies for aerospace components. “Guelph is an ideally situated state-of-the-art coating centre combining the extensive coating services portfolio of Oerlikon Balzers. This includes Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coatings and regrinding solutions for tools as well as PVD and carbon coatings such as Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating solutions for aerospace and industrial components. The Nadcap accreditation is an important milestone for our growth strategy in North America.” says Nathan Olds, Regional Executive of Oerlikon Balzers North America.
Lighter construction, ever-increasing performance requirements, as well as environmentally friendlier concepts for operation and maintenance: these increasing demands on systems impose correspondingly greater requirements on components and tools. Oerlikon Balzers' coatings are an effective means to improve their operational performance. Therefore, many aerospace suppliers rely on Oerlikon Balzers’ PVD coatings and benefit from its global network of coating centres.