November 122024 Paris - France 30ème journées internationales d’études sur la finition des carrosseries automobiles

2023 Partners

Discover the world-leading Auto OEM, Paint Process & equipment provider companies that joined us in 2023.

Platinum Partners



The FANUC Corporation is one of the worldwide leaders in factory automation for CNC control systems, robots and production machinery. Since 1956, FANUC is the pioneer in the development of numerically controlled machines in the automation industry. With more than 260 FANUC locations worldwide and more than 8,000 employees, FANUC offers a dense network in sales, technical support, research & development, logistics and customer service. For decades our products have supported the automotive industry all around the world to raise production efficiency to its maximum. FANUC has a full range of painting and coating robots to help manufacturers optimize their paint processes.  



ABB Robotics as one of the world’s leading robotics and machine automation suppliers is the only company with a comprehensive and integrated portfolio covering robots, AMRs and machine automation solutions – designed and orchestrated by our value-creating software. ABB Robotics employs approximately 11,000 people at over 100 locations in more than 50 countries.

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Axalta is a global leader in the coatings industry, providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable coatings solutions. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, Axalta continues to find ways to serve more than 100,000 customers with the finest coatings, application systems and technology.



The Dürr Group is one of the world’s leading mechanical and plant engineering firms with extensive expertise in automation and digitalization/Industry 4.0. Its products, systems and services enable highly efficient and resource-saving manufacturing processes in different industries. The Dürr Group supplies sectors like the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, chemical, pharmaceutical, medical technology and woodworking industries. It generated sales of € 3.54 billion in 2021. The company has around 17,800 employees and 120 business locations in 33 countries. The Dürr Group operates in the market with the brands Dürr, Schenck and HOMAG and with five divisions:

  • Paint and Final Assembly Systems: paint shops as well as final assembly, testing and filling technology for the automotive industry, assembly and test systems for medical devices
  • Application Technology: robot technologies for the automated application of paint, sealants and adhesives
  • Clean Technology Systems: air pollution control, noise abatement systems and coating systems for battery electrodes
  • Measuring and Process Systems: balancing equipment and diagnostic technology
  • Woodworking Machinery and Systems: machinery and equipment for the woodworking industry


LinkedIn: (9) Dürr: Overview | LinkedIn

Website: Dürr – Leading in Production Efficiency | EN – Dürr (



Helmut Fischer is a global market leader in high-precision measurement technology. For the past 66 years, the company has developed and produced instruments for coating thickness measurement, material analysis and material testing, that you used worldwide since decades in all the automotive paint shop Fischer’s promise of “Measuring Made Easy” expresses its commitment to customer friendliness. Robust devices, intuitive user interfaces and excellent service – these are the hallmarks of the Fischer Group, with 22 subsidiaries and over 50 agencies worldwide.



Geico Spa

Via Pelizza da Volpedo 109/111

tel. +39 02 660221- fax +39 02 66022310

Geico is a global supplier of turnkey coating systems for leading car manufacturers all around the world.

With its great industrial tradition, it has always carried out a policy of constant research, development and innovation, which has allowed it to provide its clients with the best, most competitive, and environmentally-friendly technology solutions.

A strong ethical sense informs the behaviour, both internal and external, of the company. Loyalty, honesty, consistency, determination and passion are the values that have always inspired Geico and have allowed the company to meet the key expectations of clients in the respect of people, communities and the environment.


Gold Partners



3M is a trusted partner in abrasives automation. Our abrasive experts can help you optimize and achieve your automation goals, and our products are ideally suited for robotic applications. Why 3M? Work one-on-one with our experts: With decades of experience partnering with customers, system integrators and robot companies, we can help you navigate the automation process with confidence. Our experienced application engineers and sales teams provide support every step of the way. We work with our customers – at their facilities and ours – to help them achieve their production goals. 3M abrasives are optimized for robots: We have a wide range of belts, discs and wheels for the most common robotic applications, including Grinding & Degating, Deburring, Polishing, Weld Grinding and Finishing. Established global partnerships: We have a network of system integrators and robotic manufacturers that can help you with your process.



For almost a century, Sames has provided services and equipment for the application of liquid and powder paints, adhesives, and sealants to bond, protect and beautify all types of surfaces. We design, produce and market complete solutions including manual guns, automatic and robotic applicators, pumps, and dosing machines. In addition to delivering products, our services include auditing installations, consulting, training, repair, and programming assistance of your robotic installations. We offer solutions at the cutting edge of technological innovation serving industrial efficiency for the most challenging customers and meeting ecological challenges. We are committed to a better world.

Sames is the partner of your performance. We Simply apply the most efficient solutions.




At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and specialty materials that our customers have trusted for 140 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 75 countries and reported net sales of $17.7 billion in 2022. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial, and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit

The PPG Logo and We protect and beautify the world are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

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Silver Partners



Nippon Paint Automotive Coatings (NPAC) is a leading global provider of advanced paint and coating solutions for the automotive industry. As a subsidiary of Nippon Paint Holdings Co. Ltd, one of the largest paint and coating manufacturers in the world, we have a strong presence in multiple regions, including Asia, Americas, Europe, Middle East and Oceania.

NPAC offers a comprehensive range of products, including Metal Pretreatment, Electrocoats, Primers, Basecoats, Clearcoats, and special effect coatings, that are specifically designed to meet the requirements of the automotive industry. These products are formulated to provide excellent durability, resistance to weathering and chemicals, and a high-quality finish. Additionally, NPAC focuses on providing sustainable solutions, which are environmentally friendly and comply with the strictest regulations.

NPAC is committed to innovation and invests heavily in research and development to develop new technologies and to improve existing products. Our technical experts are available to provide support and training to ensure that our customers can unleash the full potential of the provided solutions.

NPAC has a strong focus on customer satisfaction, our wide range of high-quality products and our commitment to innovation and sustainability makes us a trusted partner for the automotive industry worldwide. With our extensive and steady growing global network, we are well-positioned to meet the needs of customers in diverse markets.



Established in 1918, Kansai Paint Co., Ltd. has grown into Japans most progressive manufacturer in various fields related to coatings. The company has celebrated its 100th year anniversary in 2018 and it enjoys a well-established position as one of the worlds leading paint manufactures and it is the No.1 automotive coatings manufacturer in JapanWith Kansai Paints proprietary research and development capabilities at its core, the company is providing its clients around the world with unparalleled customer service by expanding its manufacturing, distribution, and sales capabilities.

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Since 1965, Columbus Industries has remained a leader in air filtration by being an innovative manufacturer of best-in-class, high-performance products. Today, CI’s manufacturing footprint is strategically positioned to supply premiere filtration products the world over.

Columbus Industries offers a full arsenal of filtration solutions, including expanded paper paint overspray collectors, as well as standard pleated, high-efficiency mini-pleated, leading edge gas-phase activated carbon, synthetic media, and multi-pocket filters. CI’s commitment to innovation drives an ever-evolving catalog of performance engineered filtration solutions.




SprayVision data-driven approach to robotic spray painting not only saves time and improves coverage – it also reduces overspray. In 2023 was introduced new software based on neural networks which reduce consumption of rotary bells by 10% and above that simulate paint distribution with great correlation on real parts. Currently is technology installed in 16 countries to more than 90 customers.




Konica Minolta, along with our group companies Radiant Vision Systems, Instrument Systems GmbH and EINES, and our partner Rhopoint Instruments, offer leading technology and turnkey solutions to the automotive industry. Our measurement solutions for R&D and Quality Control on the production line are supported by an extensive global sales and support network.

Konica Minolta measuring instruments offer complete solutions for accurate colour and appearance characterisation of high gloss and effect paints throughout the coating process. By integrating colour and appearance measurement data, the paint line can optimise processes throughout production, from raw material to E-coat and C-coat. By implementing data driven systems, the paint line can more effectively predict and effect the end result, improving efficiency, cutting costs, and ultimately improving output quality. Our experts can help you to implement a straightforward system that provides more easily actionable data and reduces the subjectivity of QC processes.

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AUTIS Ingenieros is an engineering company focused on the development of advanced technology related to supervision, test, control and automation systems for production processes. Our activities are primarily related to industry and the automotive industry, with priority attention awarded to the provision of bespoke solutions for the automatic inspection and repair of painted surfaces as well as the measurement of quality parameters.
AUTIS is at the forefront of new developments and has led several innovative projects for implementation in the automotive sector all over the world which currently make up a complementary set of effective solutions intended to control the entire paint process in plants.
AUTIS is a first generation company yet, from the very beginning, it has had a clear vocation for innovation and international expansion that has resulted in the successful completion of high-level technological projects on almost every continent.
Our main solutions for the field of painted surfaces are:

  • Inspection systems for painted surfaces (SVS Surface Verification System) of car bodies at the exit of paint ovens, based on computer vision technology and artificial intelligence techniques. With more than 50 tunnels installed at major OEMs globally, we are the leading company in this field.
  • Robotic system for the inspection of painted surfaces (rSVS) for the inspection of parts with complex geometry, based on our SVS technology which allows us to inspect complex parts, made of both metal and plastic.
  • Automated paint defect repair system (SRS Surface Repair System) is AUTIS’ response to growing customer demand for an automated defect repair process. It is the next logical step after the successful worldwide implementation of AUTIS’ Surface Verification Systems (SVS) for defect detection and defect type classification.
  • Paint quality control systems (QMS Quality Measurement System) for car bodies at the exit of paint ovens is a robotic cell equipped with instruments for measuring color, appearance and thickness of the different layers of paint applied to car bodies during the paint process.

AUTIS Ingenieros | Avinguda d’Alacant 125 | 46702 Gandia – SPAIN | +34 96 296 58 00
AUTIS Engineering | 150 Vester Ave. (Ste 202) | Ferndale, MI 48220 – USA | +1 (248) 900 12 01
AUTIS Shanghai | Unit K-05, 12/F, No. 33 Henan Road (s), Huangpu District, Shanghai – CHINA | +86 (21) 6337 5101




A global leader in water and process management solutions, Nalco Water, an Ecolab company, works with customers across a wide range of industries to help meet their specific sustainability and business goals. With a presence at more than 100,000 customer sites, our solutions combine connected chemistry, digital innovation and extensive expertise to minimize water and climate impacts while maximizing outcomes at an optimized total cost. Our network of more than 50,000 connected water performance systems fuels over 90 billion data points each year, allowing us to provide our customers with insights, actions and value across their entire operation. As an Ecolab company, we’re aligned with our corporate ambition to make the world cleaner, healthier and safer by providing and protecting what’s vital.



Ngenco is the world leader in the manufacture of Peelable Paint Protection Sprays. The products provide a Crystal Clear Transparent invisible Edge to Edge finish in both rubber Basecoat and Gloss, Matte, Satin and Topcoat. The Ngenco product provides a professionally installed multi-layer protective coating of around 200 – 350 microns designed to protect the integrity of original paintwork, which when required can be easily removed or if damaged can be sanded and polished like ordinary paint. The system can be further layered with any oem paint for temporary colour change options or personal vehicle styling. ngenco is manufactured in the uk and is represented by a network of international distributors throughout the world.



As a specialist for innovative lighting technology OLIGO surface controls develop visual and digital inspection systems for scientifically precise color-matching and surface control measurements. These systems allow durable and repetitious accuracy, hence quality management, leading to a noticeable increase in quality standards within the production process. Thousands of our systems in use throughout the world. We are one of the leading international supplier of optical quality control systems. 

All you need is the correct lighting technology to make visible defaults in shape, structure and consistency of product surfaces. Our surface controls optics capable of detecting even the most inconspicuous faults are available in a range of models for various surfaces and properties – for polymers, tin, aluminium, painted surfaces, glass or film, mat or high-gloss. 

Measuring and inspection applications made by OLIGO surface controls help to discover deviations in quality at an early stage, thus minimizing the follow-up costs and ensuring market penetration. 

Thus, a perfect lighting technology combined with intelligent control systems contributes to optimizing production quality. 



The Gekatex Group develops manufactures and distributes technical wiping, cleanroom supplies, robot covers and grinding, sanding & polishing solutions for automotive OEM, aeronautic, electronic, pharmaceutical and life science industries.

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Orion, a specialty chemical company, is a leading global supplier of carbon black. Carbon black is an essential material made to customers’ exacting specifications and serves as an additive for tires, coatings, ink, batteries, plastics and numerous other specialty, high-performance applications. Carbon black is used to tint, colorize, reinforce, conduct electricity, increase durability and add UV protection. Orion has innovation centers on three continents and 15 plants worldwide, offering the most diverse variety of production processes in the industry. The company’s corporate lineage goes back more than 160 years to Germany, where it operates the world’s longest-running carbon black plant. Orion is a leading innovator, applying a deep understanding of customers’ needs to deliver sustainable solutions.

We know that black is not just black. With its different shades and undertones, black is as multifaceted as the colors that make up the rainbow. Our Carbon black products withstand the stress of everyday life and perform even under hardest conditions. Their performance results from constantly striving for new innovations. This process is accompanied by optimizing our production and completed by an excellent technical support.



Since the 70ies, Lenzing Filtration tailor-made Austrian solutions are applied successfully for different kinds of cleaning and process bath within the automotive industry. As part of Lenzing Group with over 7,000 employees worldwide, we are specialized in the development and manufacturing of high-quality filtration devices for solid-liquid separation. Our international customers appreciate especially our sustainable solutions to filter even the finest particles out of different process fluids.
Lenzing Filtration’s PREMIUM self-cleaning patented filtration system OptiFil provides state of the art solutions for bath purification in the automotive paint shop pretreatment. Today over 80 units are in operation worldwide at almost all nameable car manufacturers.
Having our own laboratory and technical center at place, we are able to analyze many kinds of low to high-viscosity fluids and thus are able to offer the perfect filtration system for our automotive customers. Beside pilot installations, our wide repertoire also ranges up to turnkey large-scale plants.

We are your specialist for the filtration of :

  • Degreasing and rinse bath in e-coat pretreatment,
  • DI water filtration in e-coat pretreatment
  • Process water from well or river water

Get in touch with us and we will find the right solution within your process landscape.

Media Partners



Bimonthly technical magazine for the industry of surface treatments and organic and inorganic finishes. 
Ipcm provides technical, scientific and practical information on all types of surface treatment: liquid coatings, powder coatings, coil coating, pre-treatment/cleaning, electroplating, anodic oxidation, film films, PVD and CVD, paint stripping, shotblasting, sandblasting, chemicals, raw materials, pigments, paints and coatings, measurement technologies, checks and laboratory tests, material handling, application plants, coating systems, IR/UV technology.