Top 10 Materials Manufacturing Companies in Europe - 2020
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Top 10 Materials Manufacturing Companies in Europe - 2020

The modifications happening in the energy, automotive, logistics, manufacturing, and other industries, coupled with evolving industry 4.0 novelties, impel need for innovative materials. The materials industry is witnessing the growth in demand for solutions for sustainability, light-weighting, 3D printing, and surface engineering, along with developing intelligent materials, nano-formulations, and advanced composites with improved characteristics. Moreover, broad acceptance of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and data management practices strengthen scientists to study and build novel materials lot faster, expediting the time-to-market from a couple of decades to just a few years.

Further, an enormous volume of waste gets produced throughout the production of materials, has compelled governments to draft several environmental regulations. On the other hand, sustainable materials provide support for circular systems and enable the implementation of a circular economy. Intending to meet the requirements of specific industrial use cases, contemporary materials in development furnish application-specific characteristics. Also, developments in materials science authorize for producing smart materials with programmable properties so that they behave or react to stimuli from external factors. Similarly, improvements in nanotechnology depict that the characteristics of materials at a nanoscale vary from those of their mass equivalents. The propagation of nanofibers, nanotubes, allotropes, quantum dots (QD), and other nanostructures empower an almost infinite source of value-addition, in the form of enhanced performance of industrial products, retained at an atomic level.

Additionally, rising additive manufacturing facilities struggle to expand beyond conventional thermoplastics and employ materials that provide greater flexibility, customization, and functionality while generating minimal waste. Industrial innovations usually go together with novel materials development. Expeditious developments in materials science further provide accelerating research and experimentation while improving materials’ sustainability, light-weighting, nanomolecular, and programmable qualities.

Keeping these transitions in mind, Manufacturing Technology Insights has complied a list of top 10 materials manufacturing companies in Europe – 2020. With several innovative technological capabilities and success stories up their sleeves, these companies are constantly proving its mettle in the field of the materials manufacturing. We hope this issue of the Manufacturing Technology Insights helps you build the partnership you and your firm need to foster a technologically-driven learning environment.

We present to you Manufacturing Technology Insights’ “Top 10 Materials Manufacturing Companies in Europe - 2020.”

    Top Materials Manufacturing Companies in Europe

  • STS


    STS is an expert in surface treatments, more specifically in PVD and PaCVD coatings that are biocompatible, wear-resistant, non-sticking, chemically inert and anti-reflective. Specifically designed for orthopaedic implants, dental abutments, scalpels, needle holders, scissors, bone saws, and medical screws, these coatings improve the performance of the instruments and implants. Customised solutions are at the heart of our STS Lab’s activity. STS has the know-how and all the necessary means to test and develop new tailor-made solutions to meet customer needs

  • Veplas Group is one of the leading manufacturers of composite products in the Eastern part of Central Europe with more than 40 years of tradition of production from fiber reinforced plastic (FRP). It is a producer of glass fiber (GRP), carbon fiber (CRP), and aramid fibre (ARP) composite parts with autoclave, RTM, and hand lay-up manufacturing technology. Most used resins are: polyester, vinylester, and epoxy. The company’s vision is to consolidate the position of one of the leading international manufacturer of hi-tech composites and provide a healthy life to its customers

  • Advanced Energy

    Advanced Energy

    Advanced Energy has devoted more than three decades to perfecting power by enabling design breakthroughs and driving growth for leading semiconductor and industrial customers. The company's precision power and control technologies, along with its application know-how, inspire close partnerships and perpetual innovation in thin-film and industrial manufacturing. Founded in 1981, Advanced Energy has built a diversified and global business, delivering advanced power and control technologies to customers across a broad range of industries

  • Bakony


    Bakony Technical Ceramics Ltd. is one of the most important ceramic parts manufacturing companies in Central-Eastern Europe. More than 50 million pieces of ceramic parts are made in Bakony Technical Ceramics, with 200 employees. The company's products are exported to more than 20 countries around the world, to Europe and outside Europe to the USA and the Far East. The group annual revenue exceeds 10 million EUR. Bakony Technical Ceramics build a partnership with its customers, to develop a product together and find the best possible solution. Bakony Technical Ceramics products are manufactured according to its customers' specifications, in full compliance with the requirements

  • Cicor


    The Cicor Group is a globally active development and manufacturing partner with innovative technology solutions for the electronics industry. With about 2000 employees at ten production sites, Cicor offers highly complex printed circuit boards and hybrid circuits, printed electronics as well as comprehensive electronic manufacturing services (EMS) including microelectronic assembly and plastic injection molding. Cicor supplies customized products and services from design to the finished product from one source



    Novotema is a leading medium-to-high manufacturer of precision engineered moulded O-rings, gaskets, rubber seals and elastomer components. Over 40 years of experience and research in the field of technical rubber moulding ensures Novotema is well placed to provide cost effective technical solutions, utilising our team of highly trained and qualified staff.

  • Lohmann


    Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG is one of the pioneering forces in adhesive tape technology. Lohmann offers the most advanced adhesive solutions to all corners of the globe and is a supplier to the manufacturing industry. The creative ability of Lohmann adhesive engineers manifests itself in many ways

  • Novachem


    Novachem is a market leader in the global adhesive and sealant industry, with a mission to provide the highest quality products for each market sector covered by its product range with a correspondingly high level of customer and technical support. All products are manufactured under an IS EN ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System. The company's high-performance products allow its customers to optimise manufacturing processes, increase efficiencies and reduce manufacturing costs. Novachem offers a full line of critical application, ISO 10993-5/USP Class VI approved resin systems widely used in the development and production of medical devices

  • P DUKE Technology

    P DUKE Technology

    Founded in 1992, P-DUKE is 100% concentrated on the research, development, production, sales and service of DC/DC Converters and related products. With products sold under its own brand name, P-DUKE to Europe, America, and Japan, the company accumulate great skills through years of experience and open up better product awareness which leads to further cooperation with world-famous companies, making P-DUKE an important role in the global market

  • PI (Physik Instrumente)

    PI (Physik Instrumente)

    PI (Physik Instrumente) is one of the leading players in the global market for precision positioning technology for many years is well known for the high quality of its products. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard and OEM products with piezo or motor drives for more than 40 years with one result of 200 technology patents. PI is a privately owned company with healthy growth, more than 1000 employees worldwide and a flexible, vertically integrated organization. In addition to four locations in Germany, the PI Group is represented internationally by fifteen sales and service subsidiaries