Oerlikon Balzers built up his first coating centre in Pitesti.
Oerlikon Balzers built up his first coating centre in Pitesti, a university town in the midst of a very fast-growing industrial region in southern Romania. Well-known car and tool manufacturers are based in Pitesti, such as one of Oerlikon Balzers Romania's largest customers, among others: A big plant of Renault Dacia is located in the immediate vicinity.
The first coating centre in Turkey was built in Bursa, the most important industry site and traffic hub 90 km south of Istanbul. Well-known mechanical engineering and vehicle construction companies as well as metal processing enterprises are located in Bursa, such as BOSCH and Renault who manufacture in the immediate vicinity.
Oerlikon Balzers is the world's leading supplier of PVD coatings, which significantly improve the performance and durability of precision components as well as tools for the metal and plastics processing industries. These coatings marketed under the BALINIT® brand name, are extremely thin and exceptionally hard. They significantly reduce friction and wear. Oerlikon Balzers also develops processes, manufactures and sells systems and production facilities, and offers contract coating services through a dynamically growing network that currently encompasses more than 70 coating centres in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Oerlikon Balzers is a business unit of the Swiss Oerlikon Group, one of the world's leading makers of industrial solutions and cutting-edge technology in textile production, thin film coating, propulsion, precision and vacuum technology.