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Our Competencies

Coatings that boost the performance and efficiency of tools and precision components

Friction and wear are the major factors limiting the performance and service life of tools and precision components. Oerlikon Balzers' coatings are the most effective, and often the only possible means to decisively improve their operational performance.

Lighter construction, ever-increasing performance with ever-smaller dimensions, 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, such as the BALINIT family and BALIQ, can be tailored to the application in question and, thereby, open the way to completely new performance standards.

Coated cutting and forming tools, enable more demanding materials to be processed within shorter times, with lower processing material consumption and with better quality. For automotive and precision components, coatings open up new design possibilities, as ever-smaller components not only withstand higher loads, but are also more reliable, longer-lasting and cost less. 

Research and development as the basis for continuous innovation, lies at the centre of Oerlikon Balzer's corporate strategy. R&D is conducted primarily in Liechtenstein, and Oerlikon Balzers’ researchers are at the forefront of science, publishing regularly in renowned scientific journals and giving lectures at important international conferences.

Our offerings

Coating Services: Oerlikon Balzers operates its own coating centres in every major industrial region of Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Tens of thousands of customers make use of this contract coating option. Every day, Oerlikon Balzers coats hundreds of thousands of tools and precision components for its customers.

Coating Systems: Integrate Oerlikon Balzers' coating systems and complete production lines into your own production system(s), under your own management.

In-house coating centres: For the coating of large part volumes, Oerlikon Balzers offers in-house centres operated and managed by Oerlikon Balzers, but in your premises and completely integrated into your production system.

Sales & Customer Support

With more than 110 coating centres in 35 countries Oerlikon Balzers provides its customers with the largest sales, service and after sales network in the industry.


Petra Ammann

Petra Ammann

Head of Communications Oerlikon Balzers

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