About Castolin Eutectic

Cost-effective repair and maintenance solutions


Castolin Eutectic is a worldwide leader of application solutions in maintenance, repair and wear protection. More than 100 years of experience in welding, brazing and thermal spraying technologies stand for professional and innovative solutions. Castolin Eutectic is your partner with industrial expertise in surface protection, repair and joining solutions.

We employ more than 1,500 people worldwide in over 100 countries. Our motto is: Quality, Service and Technical Leadership = Customer Value Added.

More than 700 application specialists care for you all over the world. Their tasks: helping you to improve the lifetime of machinery and equipment, to save resources, and to provide solutions for your needs.


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Our strengths are:

  • Proven application know-how and an industry focus
  • Close to your needs
  • Well-trained and international application specialists
  • A value philosophy
  • Training courses carried out by qualified instructors
  • Widest industrial product range

Your benefits are:

  • Work together with real experts in surface protection, repair and joining
  • Best possible know-how in using welding, brazing and coating technologies
  • Cost-effective and tailor-made solutions through a broad range of products and applications


Our company's international standing is founded on a long history of world leadership in its field, springing from the vision of the Wasserman family in the early 20th Century.

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We are part of Messer World and we regard people as our most important asset. Get to know us and our sister companies better!

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Environmental awareness & Quality

We believe in conserving the earth's precious resources. The majority of our production sites are ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 certified.

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We can literally be at 90 % of customers in Europe within 2 hours. We manage warehouses and keep stocks adapted to local requirements in every European country.

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At the forefront of wear protection & specialist joining for more than a century

  • 1906

    Foundation of Castolin in Lausanne, Switzerland, by Jean-Pierre Wasserman. His stroke of genius: to discover a way of brazing cast iron at low temperature - a revolutionary process for the protection and repair of metals that would have been impossible to join otherwise. Castolin also developed fluxes, brazing alloys, and cast-iron repair techniques.

  • 1930´s

    René Wasserman, the founder's son, joined the company in the 1930´s. Through his remarkable foresight and the use of "modern" sales techniques (demos, application marketing), Castolin started on its road to glory. Seeing immense possibilities in the U.S.

  • 1940's

    1940 - Foundation of "Eutectic Welding Alloys Corporation" in New York

    1948 - London "Eutectic Welding Alloys Company Ltd."

    1949 - Milan "Castolin Italiana S.r.l." (Salteco S.p.A.)

    The know-how of Eutectic engineers together with the reliability and versatility of its products enabled Eutectic to become the predominant specialist brand in the Americas and Anglo-Saxon countries.

  • 1950´s

    1952 - Foundation of Asnières "Société Française Soudures Castolin"

    1954 - Foundation of Frankfurt-Nied "Deutsche Castolin Schweissmaterial GmbH"

    1959 - Foundation of "Eutectic Japan Ltd"

  • 1960's

    1960 - Start of the first Castolin workshops

    1967 - Recognising the importance of making technical know-how easily available to customers and the international technical community, René Wasserman created the Castolin Eutectic Institute. A visionary initiative which has since trained many thousands of technicians from all over the world.

  • 1974

    Launch of the Conservationist of the Year Award recognising a company's commitment to the environment by utilising wear protective technologies. Environmental responsibility has always been a cornerstone of our philosophy. Long before it became fashionable, our company was promoting the concept of conserving natural resources by extending the life and increasing the efficiency of machinery and industrial equipment.

  • 1980's

    World's first gas atomised powder production

  • 1991

    CDP® Wearplate development and production

  • 1996

    Creation of Global Industry Programe

    We have particular expertise in the follow industries: Steel, Cement, Waste & Recycling, Oil & Gas, Mining, Power Generation, Glass, Pulp & Paper, Automobile

  • 2000

    The Wassermans sold the family company to private investors (Carlyle, Messer and others) – MEC Holding was created.

  • 2005

    Part of Messer World. On January 31, 2005, the Messer family became the majority shareholder. We are extremely happy to be a family company again and Messer is an ideal owner. If you take a look at the histories of the Messer companies and of Castolin Eutectic, there are surprising similarities. Both businesses were founded at the start of the 20th century and had nearly identical philosophies to grow through Innovation, Quality and Partnership with Customers.

  • 2006

    100 years Anniversary

    Investment in developing countries such as: Russia, China, Ukraine, Egypt and global manufacturing

  • 2007

    Opening the world's most advanced powder production facility and introduction of the first NanoAlloy® welding consumable

  • 2008

    Castolin Services growth and acquisitions in United Kingdom, Russia, USA, Canada, China, Turkey, Austria, Norway, Hungary and Belgium

  • 2011

    New Castolin Services workshops in Mexico, Belgium and Austria

  • 2013

    Aquisition of Monitor Coatings, technology leader for surface engineering in extreme environments with facilities in the UK, Singapore and China.

  • 2014

    Acquisition of Whertec, a privately owned company with headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. Whertec has secured a leading position in the boiler coatings market covering the power, recycling, biomass, steel and pulp & paper industries.

  • 2015

    Geographical expansion by Joint Venture agreements in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. Besides growing existing branches, plans for 2015 focused on the Cement, Steel and Mining Industries in Saudi Arabia. The goals of Castolin West Africa Ltd in Nigeria are to create strategic alliances with the country´s major Oil and Cement industrial players and to establish advanced on-site repair capabilities.

  • 2017

    Furnace Mineral Products (FMP), Inc. joins Castolin Eutectic Group. Privately owned corporation based in Toronto, Canada, FMP specializes in the research, development, manufacture and field application of innovative, inorganic-hybrid coatings. FMP enjoys a strong presence in the USA as well as more recently also succeeded entering markets in the Middle East and Asia.

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We are a big family

The Messer World presents itself to its customers and partners under one
umbrella with the following well-known brands:

Provider of CO2 solutions

Manufacturer of medical instruments

Thermal cutting solutions, specializes in autogenous technology, as well as gas supply systems

Largest owner-managed industrial gas company in the world

Superior Alloys for Maintenance & Repair

Being part of Messer Group means:

  • Investment of over € 420 million
  • More than 6,000 motivated employees
  • Over 100 factories to meet customer needs
  • Technical sales support in over 120 countries
  • 2,000 technical sales people in the field
    with our customers every day



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Environmental awareness & Quality standards

Reduce, re-use, recycle

The Castolin Eutectic philosophy to conserve the earth's precious resources and give added value to old and worn parts is acknowledged worldwide. In our production facilities we have programs to reduce our environmental impact, and have just launched the GreenBraz range of products that are cadmium and boric acid free. We were also one of the first welding companies to market exhaust equipment for welding. As a pioneer in this area, Castolin Eutectic has created the Conservationist of the Year Award in 1973.

The majority of our production sites are ISO 9001:2015 certified. To provide you with an outstanding quality of repairs we also collaborate closely with professional institutes as TÜV and the Welding Association. In many workshops, welders are SCC certified.

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Think global, act local

With more than 1,500 people worldwide in over 100 countries and more than 700 international Application Specialists in the field, we can provide unbeatable services all over the world. Our Applications experts can literally be at your plant in very short times, allowing us to give you unsurpassed services and support.

We’re present in over 100 countries on all 5 continents.

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