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Center of excellence

For equipment and automation

Oerlikon has a Center of Excellence dedicated to equipment and automation located in Pont-Sainte-Maxence (60 km north of Paris). In this place, Oerlikon decided to bring together the R&D&I (Research and Development and Industrialisation) and marketing teams, as well as its after sales services and training center.

Inventing, designing and producing more efficiently

Oerlikon offer innovative solutions that enable our customers to boost their performance and productivity while also ensuring the convenience and safety of their operators.

Our innovative capabilities are supported and enhanced by four excellence centers for Research & Development and Industrialisation in Pont-Sainte-Maxence (France), Verona (Italy), Due Carrare (Italy) and Eisenberg (Germany). This network provides us with excellent market knowledge and our customers with a highly responsive service.

This concentration delivers two important benefits:

  • a significant reduction in the time taken to develop and implement innovative solutions for industry
  • a more effective ability to solve technical problems

An operational showcase

The Center of Excellence in Pont-Sainte-Maxence has become an operational showcase that gathers:

  • a showroom for manual equipment on 200 m² to promote the full range of welding and cutting equipment, and accessories and welder’s protection; roughly fifty exhibited products allow customers to discover the breadth of our offer,


  • a 2000 m² platform for demonstration of submerged arc welding, plasma welding applications and automatic cutting.
    A team of technicians is dedicated to the presentation of twenty automatic systems.


  • a Technical Training Center to train our employees as well as our distributors and industrial customers – with focus on improvement of their productivity.


  • the after sales service including a call center as well as a workshop with technicians for maintenance and special affairs.
With its good location, this modern and versatile site hosts every year several commercial events involving distributors as well as customers.


Pont-Sainte-Maxence Excellence Center for Equipment & Automation

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Why choose us?

  • 01


    Our 4 research and development centers facilitate the rapid transfer and implementation of important products innovations through the whole Oerlikon network.

  • 02

    Customer focus

    Oerlikon supplies customized solutions through performance and innovation, to meet stringent specifications and increasing demands for enhanced welding productivity.

  • 03

    Global offer

    Oerlikon proposes global solutions from customer needs analysis to customised solutions for equipment, consumables, training and after-sales services.