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IFO and QUBUS wishes Merry Christmas

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2023!

Thank you for the trust and successful cooperation. We 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).

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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.

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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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IFO at general licensee for Qualisteelcoat in Russia

The IFO Institut für Oberflächentechnik visited RAEA (Russian Aluminum Extruders Alliance) in Russia. RAEA is there since 3rd October the general licensee for Qualisteelcoat. Congratulations and thanks to all participants and supporters at the presentation and workshop on Qualisteelcoat, Qualicoat, Qualanod and Qualideco. The international quality label QUALISTEELCOAT is aimed at coaters of steel and galvanized steel in the interior, exterior and architectural sectors, in particular also the duplex coaters.

10th anniversary of QUALISINO

QUALISINO celebrates its 10th anniversary. At the beginning of September 300 members met for a 2-day meeting and seminar. The Chinese quality association QUALISINO deals with the quality assurance of surface finishing processes. As a general licensee in China, QUALISINO allocates the internationally recognized quality labels QUALICOAT, QUALANOD and QUALIDECO. The “IFO – Institut für Oberflächentechnik GmbH” has been testing all licensees since the association was founded. We look forward to further successful years of cooperation.

InnoTrans 18 th - 21st September 2018

Visit us at the Himolla-booth on the Innotrans 2018.

From 18 to 21 September 2018 in Berlin. Hall 8.1, booth 205.

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PaintExpo 17th - 20th April 2018

Visit us at the QUBUS/IFO-booth on the PaintExpo, the world's leading trade fair for industrial painting technology. 

From April 17 to 20, 2018 in Karlsruhe. Hall 1, booth 1527 

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