Oerlikon Balzers Luxembourg


Staff number : 10-49

Turnover : 4 000 000 in 2012

Description of activities

Balzers is specialized in the hard coating of cutting tools and mold/die systems, and high precision parts by hard metal coatings with low coefficients of friction, by PVD or CVD.

Balzers uses the Balinit® Diamond, a surface coating process they invent, which is extremely hard and performant.

The Luxembourg site has been chosen to become the competence centre for application of the Balinit® Diamond coating onto hard metal surfaces.

Main application domains

Products and services

Balinit® Diamond for machining of:

  • graphite;
  • plastics and composites;
  • aluminium alloys;
  • non-ferrous materials (such as wood).

Customer references

In aircrafts industries, Balzers works in partnership with EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company), Airbus and Dassault.
In cutting tools, Balzers works with more than 200 customers, including Sandvik (SE), Van Hoorn (NL), Jabro (NL), Diager (FR), ...

Trading area


International locations

Europe, North America, South America, Asia

Additional information

  • Balzers Luxembourg is member of the Luxembourg Materials Cluster;
  • Balzers is a member of the Oerlikon Group of companies;
  • Balzers has been certified by 2 norms since 2003: SQS certificate ISO 9001 and SQS certificate QS-9000.

Research, Development and Innovation (RDI)

R&D investments (in % or by thousands of euros) : 20% of turnover in 2011

Industrial property

  • Licence(s) on the company’s/research centre’s technologies granted to third parties
  • Use of external technology under a licensing agreement or acquisition

Technological/technical capabilities

  • deposition of Diamond wear resistant coating on tools;
  • technical support about PVD or diamond coatings.


  • 5 Balzers BAI 730 D for production of Balinit® Diamond;
  • 1 Balzers RCS (PVD coating system);
  • 1 cleaning line (USI);
  • 1 heating furnace (under vaccum);
  • 1 laboratory used for checking the surface coating quality and surface condition;
  • 1 coater model 650 for Balinit Diamond coatings;
  • 1 digital microscope high resolution.

Business sector(s)

  • Materials and surface treatment
  • Aeronautics and space
  • Metallurgy and metal works


Oerlikon Balzers Luxembourg
Zone Industrielle de Haneboesch; L-4501; Differdange; LUXEMBOURG
Phone: +352 26 58 08 91
Fax: +352 26 58 08 92
Email: info.balzers.be@oerlikon.com
Site: http://www.oerlikon.com/balzers/

R&D Contact

Ms BARTOL Stéphanie
Plant Manager
Phone: +352 26 58 17 31
Email: stephanie.bartol@oerlikon.com

  • Updated 29-06-2015