eifeler Holding GmbH & Co. KG, a leading global provider of medical coatings, acquired a minority interest in Medicoat AG on October 25, 2017.
With this investment, eifeler not only deepens its strong know-how in the field of medical coating technology, but also extends its expertise to the development and production of complete coating systems and consumables for thermal spraying.
eifeler group has been active in the growing market of high-tech coatings for 30 years and ranks among the leading companies in the coating market worldwide. Following the divestiture of its tool coating division in 2013, the company today focuses on developing and applying innovative coating solutions to a variety of industries, in particular medical technology, with highly qualified engineers, physicists and chemists in its own research and development laboratories and coating centers.
Founded in 1989, Medicoat AG, based in Switzerland, is an innovative company in the field of thermal spraying technology with a focus on plasma spraying. Medicoat offers complete coating systems including wettable powders and develops spray coatings for medical and other industrial applications. Medicoat specializes in atmospheric and vacuum plasma spraying (APS, VPS) for coatings of medical implants with very pure titanium and hydroxyapatite in optimized crystallinity. In addition, the company serves a variety of international OEMs in the orthopedic industry as a contract manufacturer with the coating of implants. In addition to its head office in Mägenwil (Switzerland), Medicoat operates sites in Wohlen (Switzerland), Hunzenschwil (Switzerland) and Etupes (France).
Dr. Marita Raschke, CeramTec GmbH (centre) and Philipp Gruner, CEO Medicoat AG (with red tie) are pleased about the surface Technology Award »THE SURFACE 2014«, awarded by Fraunhofer IPA . (Foto: Fraunhofer IPA)
On 24 June 2014, as part of the international trade fair for surface treatments & coatings three innovations from various industrial sectors were honored with the Stuttgart Surface Technology Award 2014. 1st place was given to the Airbus Group for surfaces based on TiO2 nanotubes reducing ice adhesion to aircraft. The second place went to the cooperative project of CeramTec GmbH and Medicoat AG – »Bone grows to ceramic implants through new coating technology.“
3rd place was awarded to Hartchrom Schoch GmbH for the subject »Anti-Stokes crystals in chemically or electrochemically generated surface layer systems highlight products safely«.
The current issue no. 8-2013 of Focus Aargau Magazine reports under the title „A bone-hard business“ on the Medicoat AG. Founder Heiko Gruner provides information about the company, the products and the Canton of Aargau as a business location.