Riri is now an Oerlikon company, a Swiss high-tech engineering group, global innovation powerhouse for surface engineering, polymer processing and additive manufacturing with now more than 12 100 employees worldwide at 205 locations in 37 countries.
The deal is the logical strategic next step to complement Oerlikon’s acquisition of Coeurdor in 2021. This acquisition expands Oerlikon’s foothold in the luxury market and together creates a leading platform in luxury metalware. As the demand for PVD coatings grow, Oerlikon’s leading-edge PVD technologies that provide environmentally-friendly solutions will accelerate the shift of the luxury goods industry to a greener PVD technology.
“The acquisition leverages Oerlikon’s core PVD coating competencies into applications in the luxury market,” said Michael Suess, Executive Chairman. “The combined expertise, cutting-edge technology and luxury market know-how make Oerlikon a market leader in this sector. We look forward to partnering with our luxury brand customers and helping them to become more sustainable.”
Renato Usoni, CEO of Riri, will lead the newly formed luxury business unit of Oerlikon as President Oerlikon Luxury. Riri will operate as a separate business within the Surface Solutions division. Its zippers and buttons will continue to use the Riri and Cobrax brands on the individual products.