About us

KCS Europe was founded in 2009 by the two managing directors Udo Stüber and Dr. Rainer Cremer as the European partner of the Japanese engineering manufacturer Kobe Steel, Ltd. Since then, the Monschau-based company has stood for high-quality, reliable, innovative and advanced PVD coating systems with customer-friendly service and support around the world.

Our Team

We are one team, with members from different areas and with different competences. This enables us to combine our many years of experience in the field of PVD with new, forward-looking and often unconventional ideas and technologies and to merge our know-how.
The results are innovative, high quality and advanced coating solutions for every application. According to this we were able to establish ourselves as the "problem solvers" of the PVD industry. In addition, a good network of customers and partners as well as proximity to the market and to science help us to fulfill this role.

The Basis for Success

The basis for our success is manifold:
Advanced coating solutions in new ways

As a small, medium-sized company with experts from the most diverse fields and with the most diverse competencies, we have a wide range of skills. This enables us to combine our many years of experience in the PVD field with new, forward-looking and often unconventional ideas and technologies and to merge our know-how.

A strong partnership - KCS Europe and Kobe Steel

As the European representative of the Japanese engineering company Kobe Steel, Ltd., we have a strong partner at our side - therefore we can count not only on our own many years of experience, but also on the expertise of our partner company, which is known worldwide for its high-quality products.

We develop the future of coating technologies

As a research partner of numerous institutes and universities in a wide variety of forward-looking projects, we are always "up-to-date". This enables us to develop and expand new ideas and technologies in our in-house certified research and development department. Our products are already equipped with a variety of self-developed technologies and processes that give us a competitive edge over proven processes. The safety and innovative strength of these technologies and processes is our top priority.

Your partner for individual coating solutions

As a provider of individually developed and designed coating solutions we deal intensively with the requirements and challenges of our customers and develop solutions which are - in close coordination with our customers - optimally adapted to their needs. This enables us to offer state-of-the-art systems at all times and to take the current requirements of the market into account. In addition, we always remain open to new ideas, think outside the box and break new ground.

Why KCS?

KCS Europe - Your Partner for Individual Coating Solutions

A strong partnership –
KCS Europe and Kobe Steel

Application-based coating solutions

Development of user-
oriented system concepts

Certified research
and development center

Exclusive lifetime


Excellent service
and support

cost-performance ratio

We gladly accept new challenges. Please contact us!


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