Improve your Quality

Surface Technology in Stuttgart - 4th to 6th June 2024

Visit us at the QUBUS and IFO booth on the Surface Technology. From June 4 to 6, 2024 in Stuttgart - hall 1 booth C33,(25).

For your free guest ticket please write an e-mail to Mrs. Sabine Endress

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The first meeting of the licensed members of the UK & Ireland Association of Qualicoat in 2024 will take place at the IFO headquarters in Germany at the beginning of April. The international quality label QUALICOAT is aimed at coaters of aluminum and aluminum alloys in the architectural sector. IFO carries out worldwide monitoring of member companies for the international quality label.

More about 3rd party inspection at Qualicoat: here

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PaintExpo from 09th to 12th April 2024

Visit us at the IFO-QUBUS joint stand at PaintExpo, the world's leading trade fair for painting technology. From April 09-12, 2024 in Karlsruhe, Hall 1, Stand 1346

You can find more information about the trade fair at

For free guest ticket vouchers, please contact infoifo-gmbhde or infoqubusde 

IFO has been an AAMA/FGIA member for 10 years - 10 years of quality assurance through certification to American standards

In architecture, the façade is always the figurehead of a building. Consistently high production quality is crucial for a long service life of the façade elements and to maintain the technical function and visual added value.

FGIA is the American quality association for performance standards, product certification and training in the window and glass industry, and the IFO Institut für Oberflächentechnik has been listed with FGIA (formerly AAMA) as an accredited testing laboratory for 10 years.

IFO is currently the only FGIA-approved testing laboratory in Europe for testing organic coatings on aluminum and anodized surfaces. Further information on FGIA can be found at

For coating or anodizing companies in Germany and Europe, certification is particularly interesting if they have a potential market in the US. The tests can also be carried out independently of the desired certification, so that companies can demonstrate their competence to produce in accordance with FGIA requirements.

IFO and QUBUS wishes Merry Christmas

We would like to thank you for the good and trusting cooperation and wish you and your family all the best for the coming year.


Last Friday, the IFO team invited to the opening ceremony of the testing laboratory in Dubai. Despite the heat, numerous guests came to the celebration to see the newly designed laboratory premises. The customers present were impressed by the testing options that are now available on site. The new testing centre, which is easily accessible for customers in the Middle East, not only offers a wide range of laboratory tests, but also expert knowledge. Our engineers help in cases of damage, support in troubleshooting and accompany in remediation methods.

IFO offers expert knowledge and services around surface technology in Germany, the Netherlands, China and now also in the UAE. 

Surface Technology 21st - 23rd June 2022

Visit us at the QUBUS IFO Booth on the Surface Technology. From June 21 to 23, 2022 in Stuttgart - hall 1 booth C33, (7).

More information about the PaintExpo:

For your free guest ticket please write an e-mail to Julia Erhard.

PaintExpo 26th - 29th April 2022

Visit us at the QUBUS IFO Booth on the PaintExpo, the world's leading trade fair for industrial painting technology. From April 26 to 29, 2022 in Karlsruhe - hall 1 booth 1428.

More information about the PaintExpo:

For your free guest ticket click here.

IFO expand their presence abroad

The IFO Institut für Oberflächentechnik (Institute for Surface Engineering) in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany has expanded its site in Hangzhou, China and has opened a new 1,000m2 laboratory there. This is an important step for the affiliated companies IFO (laboratory centre of excellence and inspections) and QUBUS (engineering service provider for surface technology) from Schwäbisch Gmünd. The construction project was launched in 2019 and the site is now in operation so that customers from China and the Asian market also have access to a local service and a unique network of experts in surface engineering.

You can read the press release here.


PaintExpo postponed

PaintExpo 2020 is postponed. We hope to be able to give you a replacement date as soon as possible.

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