Coating specialist Oerlikon has acquired Coeurdor, which makes components for the luxury goods industry.
Coeurdor specialists in manufacturing and physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating of metallic components for leather bags, belts, watches and other luxury goods. The company is headquartered in France and has production facilities in Italy and Portugal, employing more than 220 employees.
‘With this acquisition, we are expanding our offering and foothold in the luxury goods market,’ said Dr Markus Tacke, CEO of Oerlikon’s surface solutions division. ‘Combining our know-how, we can extend our technology leadership in the luxury and high-end deco market with a full range of high-quality surface coatings on all kinds of metals, alloys and polymers.’
‘As an Oerlikon company, we can gain access to other segments of the luxury goods market worldwide,’ said Robert Jeambrun, general manager of Coeurdor, who will continue to lead the company. ‘We also see huge potential in using Oerlikon’s leading surface technologies, such as PVD, and its digitalization and 3D printing capabilities to find advanced coating and Luxury 4.0 solutions like big data analysis, flexible manufacturing and mass customization for the luxury market.’
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