Bekaert Announces Intention to Sell its Diamond-like Carbon Coating Business - Engine Builder Magazine
Connect with us

Uncategorized

Close Sidebar Panel Open Sidebar Panel

Uncategorized

Bekaert Announces Intention to Sell its Diamond-like Carbon Coating Business

Advertisement

Bekaert and Sulzer (Switzerland) announced their intention to sign a take-over agreement for NV Bekaert SA’s Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) coating activities. The DLC business is part of Bekaert’s advanced coatings business segment and hosts six production plants: in Belgium (Zulte), France (Limoges and Bons-en-Chablais), Germany (Herford) and the US (Amherst, NY and Research Triangle Park, NC). The potential deal with Sulzer covers all 164 people now working for Bekaert DLC.

Click Here to Read More
Advertisement

Diamond-like carbon coatings are used to reduce wear and friction in a wide range of industrial applications such as machine parts, automotive components and molds for plastics and metals. The DLC business accounts for less than 1% of Bekaert’s consolidated sales in 2007.

Within the Bekaert Group, DLC’s growth opportunities and technological synergies have proven to be limited over time. An in-depth analysis showed that the further growth potential of the DLC business could best be secured by entrusting its future development to a significant player in the broader tribological thin films (TTF) market.

For more information about Bekaert, visit www.bekaert.com/bac

 

Additional News Articles

Advertisement
Connect
Engine Builder Magazine