SurTec acquires chemical business from Italtecno Italy

Chemical business of the Italian specialist for aluminium alloys now part of the SurTec Group

03/04/2021, Bensheim

SurTec, specialist for surface treatment, acquired the chemical business of Italtecno in Italy, a company based in Modena. Italtecno specialises in the Research and Development as well as the distribution of chemical specialities for surface treatment for aluminium alloys and steel. The product range includes chemical products for the architectural, automotive and aerospace industries as well as for decorative, mechanical and other industrial components.


SurTec and Italtecno have been working together in the field of Metal Pre-treatment in Italy for many years. SurTec will distribute Italtecno's products for the aluminium industry, which are very well established in the market, worldwide and further expand the business.

"We are pleased that Italtecno's chemical business is getting a long-term future at SurTec," explains Dr. Walter Dalla Barba, Managing Director Italtecno. "In view of a growth-oriented strategy, the owners have decided to manage the succession of Italtecno’s chemical business through the acquisition by a long-term strategic partner."

"Italtecno has already been our partner for Metal Pre-treatment in Italy for many years and is familiar with our company philosophy, which aims to harmonise entrepreneurial processes with the needs and requirements of society and the environment," adds Dr. Karsten Grünke, CEO of SurTec. "By acquiring Italtecno's chemical business, we can strengthen our position in the important Italian market even more, as we will be able to offer our entire product portfolio, including electroplating products, directly there in the future."

Italtecno's global customers will additionally benefit from SurTec's worldwide distribution network and technical expertise.

About Italtecno
Italtecno was established in 1974 as an enterprise specialized in researching and developing surface treatment technologies for aluminium and its alloys. During the first years of the ‘80’s, Italtecno widened its market for chemical products, machines and systems beyond Europe and in many different sectors (aluminium for use in architecture and in the car and aeronautical industries as well as for decorative, mechanical and other industrial purposes) and in 1983, sold an important license to Lockheed for special anodizing technologies, thus making its debut on the American market. After this, Italtecno opened branches in Brazil, India, the Far East and Germany plus agency, distribution and technical service offices in 25 different countries throughout the world. With internationally recognized experts and researchers, Italtecno is now a reference point for all operators in the sector. The Engineering, plant manufacturing and Chemistry divisions located in North Italy work in close contact with the customers, helping to create customized technological solutions and providing after-sales technical assistance wherever an Italtecno customer may reside in the world.

Furthermore Italtecno founded in 1982 the Publishing company Interall, editing technical books about Aluminium Surface Treatmennt and Extrusion and organizing the reknown the Aluminium Two Thousand world Congress, at its 12th Edition in 2022.