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WAGNER - A fascination for surfaces

From furniture to walls, garden fences, construction machinery, mobile phones, wheel rims, leather sofas and perfume bottles - there are very few objects that cannot be coated. The surface of an object helps to determine its function, durability and attractiveness. With innovative coating technologies for the application of paints, wet coatings, powder coatings and other liquid materials, WAGNER has been helping to raise the standard of surface finishes all over the world for more than 60 years.

Back in 1953, the company's founder Josef Wagner developed the first "airless" electric paint spraying gun, called the "Whisker". Today, WAGNER surface finishing technologies are used in the DIY, trade and industry sectors - from small, hand-held paint spraying systems to professional units for trade applications and industrial enamelling lines. The portfolio offers also bonding, sealing and potting including injection molding. With our two Divisions, Decorative Finishing and Industrial Solutions, we cover the full spectrum. WAGNER's cost-effective, reliable and user-friendly products and solutions are distinguished by their high standards of quality and pioneering technologies. These innovative products and our global service network have established WAGNER as a leading suppliers in the surface finishing market. The WAGNER Group has a global presence with approxitmately1,500 employees, 17 operating companies and around 300 WAGNER sales agencies in international markets.

WAGNER International AG, headquartered in Altstätten (Switzerland), is the holding company for all operational units. It is owned by the two non-profit-making Josef-Wagner Foundations. In addition to the WAGNER brand, the WAGNER group also includes companies and brands such as Titan, Earlex, Aura, Walther Pilot, C.A. Technologies and Reinhardt-Technik.

Around the world, WAGNER's eight technology centres work to identify optimal coating systems for customers, in parallel to research and development activities. At the company's head office in Markdorf, three technical schools for wet and powder coating occupy a total area of 1,500 m². Rooms equipped with the very latest technologies provide customers with realistic production conditions in which to apply wet or powder coatings to their products and identify the most cost-effective system configuration. Technical schools are also available in Wuppertal, Altstätten (Switzerland), Valmadrera (Italy), Chicago (USA), Shanghai (China) and Osaka (Japan).

To secure our technological leadership, we work closely with material manufacturers and scientific institutions, as well as developing and improving our products and systems to shape the future industry trends. To guarantee the high quality of all WAGNER products, we apply a quality assurance system covering all our business processes: development, production, process engineering, marketing, sales/distribution and service. See also DIN ISO 9001 certification.

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