Milestones in the Company’s 30+ Year History

2021
3D-

PEEK manufacturing

with CNC machining and PEEK 3D printing


Expansion of our site in Wohlen

Integration of mechanical manufacturing &
Titanium powder preparation

2019
Jubiläum


Anniversary
30 years Medicoat

Success story: 30th company anniversary

30Jahre


Company outing for the 30th anniversary

we would like to thank our great employees for their untiring commitment, good team spirit and their loyalty to the company

Medtech


Medicoat among the top 10

of medical device manufacturers selected

Solar_Anlage


Modernization of our site in Mägenwil

Heat recovery of our VPS systems in our production, installation of solar system, optimization of air conditioning, expansion of medical technology production

2018

Orthomanufacture in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

Medicoat presents solutions for thermal coating of orthopedic implants

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New premises in Mägenwil

for an optimized offer in
Thermal Coating

Medicoat at the 11th Colloquium “High Velocity Flame Spraying”

Presentation

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Validation Titanium Coating

directly on ceramic implant

Anniversary
20-Jahre-Medicoat-France


Anniversary
20 years Medicoat France

Anniversary of the subsidiary in France

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Due to continuous growth, relocation of plant construction 

to the 2nd location in Wohlen (spacious production hall)

2016
flowmotion-powderfeeder


formnext 2016

Medicoat powder conveyor type Flowmotion proves its strengths

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Foundation of Medicoat France SAS

Integration of Zimmer France Manufacturing GmbH

2015

Expansion of Medicoat SAS

Implant manufacturing, implant coating and cleanroom packaging under one roof

World innovation: Cold plasma spraying systems PCU

Development and production

2014

Coating of temperature-sensitive substrates

Process adaptation

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IPA award “The Surface 2014”

for the coating of ceramic implants

2013
flowmotion

World innovation: “Flowmotion” powder feeder

from our research included in the product range

Milestones: 500 000

coated implants since foundation

500 000 mark reached

Coating systems sold

and delivered to important medical technology companies

Automatic washing line in operation

for cleaning of blasted implants

2012
2011

International Thermal Spray Conference (ITSC Hamburg)

Participation and presentation

Generationenwechsel

Generation change: Handover of the management

from founder Heiko Gruner to his son Philipp Gruner

2010

Certification ISO 13485

of the medical technical shift production

Low pressure cold gas spraying systems ACGS

Development and production

2008

European Patent

Antibacterial HA spray coating using the VPS process

VPS process adaptation

for the coating of ceramic implants with adhesive TI/HA layers

2007
2006
Labor-Proben-Polieren

Commissioning metallography laboratory

for internal quality control

In-house HA spray powder production

In-house Production

2005
2004

World innovation “TRUE Voltage” sensor

Control plasma voltage sensor

Heinz Egli AG (Mechanics)

Integration in Medicoat

2003
2002

World innovation: “Flowwatch” sensor

Control of powder feed rates

Kuhn Technik AG (control technology)

Integration in Medicoat

2001
2000

Diamond spray coatings

by means of VPS

VPS process adaptation

for the coating of PEEK implants

1999
1998

Certification: DIN ISO EN 9001:1994

1st Plasma/HVOF combined system

Construction and sale

1997

VPS (Inductive Vacuum Plasma Spraying)

Construction and sale

Foundation of the subsidiary in France

Medicoat France

1996

2nd VPS System

Expansion of shift production

Move to own company building

New building in Mägenwil

1995
1994

European patent

High-temperature fuel cell using the VPS process

Thyristor controlled DC current sources with minimum ripple

Development and production

1993
1992

World innovation

1st VPS system with graphic user interface (HMI) and control (SPC) sold

Serial coating of hip and knee implants

with the factory’s own titanium-hydroxyapatite layer combination (Ti/HA)

1991
1990

Vacuum plasma spraying (VPS)

Establishment of medical technology coating production

Gruendung


Foundation of Medicoat AG

Core competencies: plasma systems, spray coatings and spray powders, Niederrohrdorf

1989: Start of a successful company history