VON ARDENNE develops and manufactures equipment for industrial vacuum coating of materials such as glass, wafers, metal strip or plastic film. The development of the innovation potential in vacuum process technology, in particular plasma and electron beam technology, is the core of the company’s concept. VON ARDENNE develops, manufactures and optimizes vacuum process technology equipment, in particular plasma and electron beam technology, according to customer requirements. Collaboration results in customized technology and equipment.


VON ARDENNE GmbH emerged from the Dresden-based Manfred von Ardenne Research Institute in 1991. In this institute, the technological foundations and components have been developed and continuously improved since 1955.

Main focus

The expertise lies in many years of experience in the development, manufacture and distribution of customized, industrial vacuum coating equipment, systems and components. The focus is on solutions for production purposes. The strategic principle of “technology and equipment from a single source” has proven successful for applications in thin-film photovoltaics, architectural glass and metal strip coating. In particular, industry-proven technologies for plasma pretreatment and magnetron sputtering are used in the systems.