Oerlikon Balzers acquires Sucotec

13 March 2018 | updated 13 March 2018

Balzers – Surface technologies experts Oerlikon Balzers has acquired Sucotec AG, a Swiss manufacturer specializing in chemical vapour deposition. The move allows Oerlikon Balzers to expand its portfolio of coating solutions.

Based in Langenthal in the canton of Bern, Sucotec AG specializes in Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) equipment for the tools market. Liechtenstein-based coating specialist Oerlikon Balzers focuses on Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) and Plasma Assisted Chemical Vapour Deposition (PACVD). The Sucotec acquisition allows Oerlikon Balzers to expand its range of products and services to now include CVD.

The acquisition also contributes to Oerlikon Balzers’ global presence of 108 coating centres and development/engineering sites worldwide.

“We are delighted to welcome our new colleagues from Langenthal, with their innovative ideas, and with our new site in Switzerland,” Marc Desrayaud, head of Business Unit Balzers Industrial Solutions, said in a statement.

“The technologies and systems they develop are the perfect addition to our product range, benefitting our customers in a large number of ways, and the acquisition also allows us to serve entirely new customer groups.”

Day-to-day operations at Sucotec’s existing site will continue as before under the management of the previous CEO Werner Bürgin. Both parties have agreed to not disclose the purchase price.