Eifeler-Lafer, Inc. is the result of a joint venture between Eifeler Werkzeuge, GmbH (Düsseldorf, Germany) and Lafer, Spa (Piacenza, Italy). Eifeler, a leader in the European coating industry for almost 25 years, currently employs over 300 people at 21 coating centers. Lafer is the largest coating service center in Italy.
The center, run and managed by experienced US personnel, combines the Eifeler technology with the Lafer application process to form an exceptionally favorable constellation tailored specifically to meet the needs of the customers in the US.
Eifeler-Lafer Inc. is based forty miles west of Chicago in St. Charles, Illinois. As the first center outside of Europe, we already have a loyal and highly satisfied customer base.
In 2009 we started a new “satellite center” in Elgin, South Carolina to serve our customers in the South East.
In 2006 we achieved ISO 9001:2000 Certification. "Our mission is to provide our customers with consistent, high quality surface enhancements utilizing the newest advancements in technology. We are committed to providing excellent customer service based upon responsive assistance, careful handling, fast turnaround and continuous improvement".
Our coating center features the most advanced Cathodic Arc coating equipment from Eifeler, offering a full-range of high-quality, commercial PVD coatings for carbide, high-speed and tool steels as well as medical devices. We have introduced a unique, layered coating technology that has shown significant performance benefits over traditional PVD coatings.