The right coating for success

Bernex CVD coating systems set the worldwide industry standard for the enhancement of wear, friction and temperature protection of tools and components.

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BERNEX - SWISS CVD SOLUTIONS

UNLOCK THE POWER OF CVD FOR YOUR COMPANY

Investing in chemical vapor deposition (CVD) equipment is an investment in the future of your company. Since their introduction in the 1970s, Bernex CVD systems have proven their reliability in hundreds of installations, providing hard, wear-resistant coatings for customers worldwide. And thanks to our constant innovations in process technology, we can ensure state-of-the-art coatings and lifetime support of your equipment.

When you purchase a Bernex coating system, you are entering into a partnership with a firm with over 45 years of CVD expertise. We are 100% committed to our customers and aim to reach total customer satisfaction. This core philosophy drives our entire culture, from equipment engineering to delivery and after sales service.

IHI Group

IHI GROUP

Bernex belongs to the IHI Group, a Japanese group of companies focused on technology and engineering. Within the IHI Group, Bernex is a daughter company of Dutch company Hauzer, specialists in physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating equipment. Bernex was integrated in Hauzer in 2019, having previously been part of fellow IHI Group member Ionbond, a Swiss-based company specialized in PVD, PACVD and CVD coating services worldwide.

IHI Corporation was founded in 1853. The IHI Group consists of 188 companies and has 29,000 employees worldwide.

Hauzer was the first European company fully owned by IHI with the purpose to grow outside Japan and strengthen IHI’s position in the thin film business. The 2012 acquisition of Ionbond further proved IHI’s commitment to growth in the thin film business. The transfer of Bernex from Ionbond to Hauzer maximizes strengths and synergies by placing all equipment manufacturers together in a focused equipment group.

Vision & Mission

OUR VISION

We live in a world with an urgent need for sustainability. IHI Bernex AG contributes to that by creating better material properties and manufacturing technologies leading to sustainable products, reduced energy consumption and less pollution.

Our Mission

To create value by providing the best machine for the best coating with lifetime support.
To realize innovative solutions in partnership between advanced customers and our dedicated employees.
To have the leading position in sustainable coating technologies.

Strategic & Enabling Pillars

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History

OVER 45 YEARS OF CVD EXPERTISE

2019: IHI Bernex established as an independent company under Hauzer within the IHI Group, making use of the synergies between the two equipment and R&D companies.

HISTORY

2018

First CVI coating system delivered.

2012

IHI Corporation acquires Ionbond.

2004

Ionbond becomes an independent company and accelerates geographic expansion.

1999

Change of company name and brand from Bernex to Ionbond.

1992

First step in the development of CVD Aluminizing (CVA) of turbine blades.

1984

Introduction of PVD technology at service center Switzerland. Name change to Bernex.

1972

Berna starts high temperature CVD activities for hard and wear-resistant coatings. 

1902

Establishment of Berna in Olten, Switzerland, originally a truck manufacturing company.

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PRECISION, QUALITY, LEGACY

SWISS QUALITY SERVING THE WORLD

Bernex CVD systems are unmatched in their precision and reliability, providing quality coatings day after day, for decades on end. Bernex develops and supplies CVD equipment for all large market players from our research and assembly facility in Switzerland. From our service organizations in Switzerland and Asia, our Swiss-trained service engineers serve customers worldwide with preventive maintenance, training and spare parts.

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Bernex sells more than technology and machines. We sell true turn-key CVD solutions, specifically configured to provide the highest quality coatings for each application. Bernex systems are delivered complete with the most advanced process know-how and recipes for coatings on cemented carbides, steel and other substrate materials. And if the application requires it, Bernex R&D engineers are happy to develop a custom coating.

UPGRADES AND MODIFICATIONS

Stay Top-of-the-line

Bernex systems have a modular design, engineered for long service lifetimes. As technology develops and the day-to-day requirements in the industry change, Bernex offers hardware and software upgrades for coating systems in the field, even if they are decades old, to keep functioning at a state-of-the-art level. Optional CVD modules allow for the extension of the standard installation and enhance the production portfolio, improve operational procedures and provide increased safety for operators as well as the environment.

Would you like to know more?

Please contact Philippe Ricklin
+41 62 287 85 81 Philippe.Ricklin@ihi-bernex.com

Would you like to know more?

Please contact Daniel Schranz
+41 62 287 86 58 Daniel.Schranz@ihi-bernex.com