Austrian Competences in Aeronautics Technology


CEST is Austria’s competence centre for electrochemical surface technology and operates as an innovation centre and trendsetter at the interface between science and industry. CEST was founded in 2008 as the successor to the ECHEM Competence Centre for Applied Electrochemistry as part of the Austrian competence centre programme called COMET. CEST is situated both in Wiener Neustadt (HQ) and in Linz.

Technologies and competences

The CEST competence centre concentrates on electrochemical surface technology and corrosion research as well as surface characterisation. Through the results of the research work, it is possible to develop innovative layer systems with optimised properties, like nano-crystalline layers. It is also possible to design the manufacturing of surfaces to be more cost-effective and environmentally friendly (e.g. replacement of Cr(VI)-based coatings). Another recent research topic is the surface metallisation of composite materials, especially for the aviation industry.

Fields of Activity Research Development Production
Aircraft (complete)      
Aircraft structures and parts      
Cabin interiors and furnishing (incl. cargo hold)      
Materials and manufacturing technologies
Cockpit equipment and aircraft electronics      
Air traffic infrastructure and air traffic control applications      
Ground test and training equipment      
Airport infrastructure      

Products and services in aviation

  • research and development of new materials/treatment methods for surfaces
  • research and development of new processing methods for surfaces

CEST Kompetenzzentrum für elektrochemische Oberflächentechnologie GmbH

Viktor-Kaplan-Strasse 2
2700 Wiener Neustadt, Austria
+43 2622 22266 – 0


Markus Valtiner

Economic data

Employees 10 - 50
Turnover 1 - 5 M€
Export quota aviation 20 %
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Last update: 2021-07-22