New ArcX facility further strengthens Höganäs’ position in the surface coating market


Höganäs has inaugurated a new ArcX centre in Houston, Texas, to provide customers with state-of-the-art technical support. The ArcX technology centres provide a platform where customers can take technological challenges and have the global Höganäs expertise find solutions for them.

The 1,100 m2 (12,000 square foot) centre, which was opened in March, is the fifth Höganäs ArcX facility to be opened around the world. ArcX North America is located close to several large Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in various industries and will help lead the global coating technology trends into the future. It will offer customer support, application development, technical solutions – as well as training, complementing and building upon the other global ArcX centres within the Höganäs organisation.

“Our new ArcX facility in the US is an important strategic move for Höganäs. Particularly in North America with many OEMs as driving forces to develop technological breakthroughs,” says Hans Keller, President Surface & Joining Technologies. “This expansion is part of our company’s continued commitment to serving our customers in the Americas, helping us become a trusted technical partner for our customers and work together to create future opportunities.”

The ribbon cutting ceremony was done by Hans Keller, President Surface and Joining Technologies, interim CEO Magnus Eriksson, David Sansom, Vice President, Technology SJT, and Dean Howard, President Americas.

A unique coating development partner in North America

Höganäs’ experts specialising in materials, processes and customer applications will make ArcX North America a unique development partner with full end-to-end knowledge. It will offer various capabilities for customer application development and process optimisation for laser, Plasma Transferred Arc (PTA) surface welding and thermal spray applications. This will include everything from concept development, prototyping and process optimisation to taking products to the market. The facility will also provide customers with the right material, for the right application and the right process.

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