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Redefining surface protection and asset efficiency since 1906
About us
Get to know us
Redefining surface protection and asset efficiency since 1906
About us
Get to know us
Redefining surface protection and asset efficiency since 1906

We increase your industrial productivity

Cost-effective repair and maintenance solutions

Born in 1906, Castolin Eutectic is today a worldwide leading company in maintenance, surface protection and special joining using welding, brazing and coating technologies. We provide proven, value-added solutions to global industries using advanced material technology. Through an international team of more than 400 qualified application specialists, we partner with our customers to reduce maintenance costs and increase productivity. Others sell products and technologies, Castolin Eutectic’s application specialists are consultants for many key industries such as cement, iron and steel or oil & gas, improving production efficiency and cost savings for their customers.

In-house manufacturing & knowledgeable consultants

Our strengths are:
  • Proven application know-how and an industry focus
  • In-house manufacturing and R&D
  • Well-trained international application specialists
  • Close to your needs and a value philosophy
  • Training courses carried out by qualified instructors
  • Widest industrial product range

Broad range of products and applications

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
  • Keeping the production in-house, we are able to control the quality of every step in the production process

Our History

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
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 and application marketing), Castolin started on its road to glory. Seeing immense possibilities in the U.S.

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

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.

1948
Foundation of "Eutectic Welding Alloys Company Ltd." in London
1949
Foundation of "Castolin Italiana S.r.l." (Salteco S.p.A.) in Milan
1952
Foundation of "Société Française Soudures Castolin" in Asnières
1954
Foundation of "Deutsche Castolin Schweissmaterial GmbH" in Frankfurt-Nied
1959
Foundation of "Eutectic Japan Ltd"
1960
Start of the first Castolin workshops
1967
Inauguration of the first Institute

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
Conservationist of the Year Award

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
World's first gas atomised powder production
1991
CDP® Wearplate development and production
1996
Creation of Global Industry Program

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

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
Introduction of NanoAlloy®

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

2008
Castolin Services evolution

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

2011
New Castolin Services workshops in Mexico, Belgium and Austria
2013
Acquisition of Monitor Coatings

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

2014
Acquisition of Whertec

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 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) joins Castolin Eutectic Group

A 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 in entering markets in the Middle East and Asia.

OUR PRESENCE

Think global, act local

In 2018, Castolin Eutectic generated 291 Mio € sales with 1600 employees. We dispose of 10 Supply Centers, 20 Service Centers and 31 Market Centers. The supply centers are manufacturing plants for electrodes, wires, powders, fluxes, wear plates and coating equipment, the service centers provide finished wear parts, welding and coating services as well as machining, while the Market Centers cover sales and customer service on all continents.

OUR STRUCTURE

We are a big family

Since 2005, Castolin Eutectic is part of Messer, the largest family-run industrial gases specialist worldwide.

Being part of Messer Group means:

  • Sustainable investments
  • Tradition, as Messer celebrated its 120th jubileum in 2018
  • More than 11,000 motivated employees and a turnover of €1.350 billion in 2018
  • Over 100 factories to meet customer needs
  • Technical sales support in over 120 countries
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