PARIS – Global law firm Reed Smith has advised innovative surface solutions specialist Oerlikon on its acquisition of Coeurdor, a leading full service provider for the design, manufacturing and coating of metallic components to world-leading luxury brands. This significant acquisition allows Oerlikon to expand its product range and to complement its current offering in the luxury decoration market. 

Oerlikon provides innovative surface solutions, such as PVD (physical vapor deposition) coatings for metal and plastic components, diamond-like coatings (DLC) and surface coating systems, as well as additive manufacturing powders and printing services. These solutions serve customers in the aerospace, automotive, medical and tooling markets. 

Coeurdor’s expertise lies in designing and manufacturing components and using PVD and sustainable electroplating for the finishing of luxury goods. It has headquarters in Maîche, France, and further production facilities in Italy and Portugal employing a skilled workforce of over 220 employees.

Caroline Ledoux, partner in Reed Smith’s Global Corporate Group, said: “We are delighted to have supported Oerlikon on this significant acquisition that will enhance their offering and further their leadership in the luxury market.”