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Meet the New Management@FHR & Launch Rebrand

Ottendorf-Okrilla, 28. February 2023  – Since 17. March 2020, FHR Anlagenbau GmbH belongs to Vital Materials Co., Limited, leader in rare metals oriented materials and technologies (see press release). George Zhu is the CEO and founder of Vital, headquartered in Guangzhoiu, China. His vision that FHR’s pro­found ex­per­tise in thin film and vacuum coat­ing equip­ment would con­trib­ute to a fur­ther expan­sion of Vital’s product and ser­vice port­fo­lio, is on its way to becoming reality.

To shape this vision, we welcome our new management team at FHR. Please meet Dr. Wolfgang Fukarek (CTO), Sean Fuller (CIO Vital Group) & Antonio Muñoz (CEO). We are excited to have them on our team and looking forward to working together. Welcome to the team Wolfgang, Sean & Tony!

Today, we are also proud to announce the launch of our brand-new logo to symbolize our affiliation to the Vital group. This logo captures our vision to position FHR as the globally leading manufacturer of high-end systems and corresponding process technology for thin film applications. Together with our customers, we actively drive innovation and improvements of our systems, process technologies and materials.

Please have a look at our post on the business network LinkedIn.



About FHR Anlagenbau GmbH

FHR Anlagenbau GmbH is specialised in the development of innovative thin-film coating technologies and vacuum coating equipment and renders various services in the field of thin-film technology. The major field of business is the construction of coating plants which feature a range of vapour deposition, magnetron sputtering, CVD and ALD technologies for industrial production and research applications. These systems are used in many branches of industry, including photovoltaics, in particular for CIGS solar cells and organic PV cells, solar thermal plants, optics, electronics, sensor technology, and in the automotive sector.

The product portfolio includes modular cluster systems for stationary coating of substrates, inline systems with vertical or horizontal substrate transport for coating glass plates or tube surfaces, as well as roll-to-roll plants for coating flexible substrates such as metal strips or polymer films. FHR closely collaborates with renowned research institutions and industry partners world-wide. The company takes a leading market position, in particular in the field of roll-to-roll vacuum coating equipment. In addition to plant engineering, FHR manufactures planar and tubular sputtering targets and has a powerful service department.