W&L News

Please visit us at the joint INPLAS booth (#30) during the industrial exibition of the 18th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering in Erfurt, Germany, from 12th to 15th of September 2022. We would be happy to welcome you and discuss our products and latest developments.




W&L Coating Systems GmbH has been transferred to the new owner Schneider GmbH & Co.KG effective from 1st January 2017.

Schneider GmbH & Co.KG, headquartered in Fronhausen/Germany is a leading supplier of highly sophisticated systems for the ophthalmic and precision optics industry world-wide.

The aquisition of W&L Coating Systems with its comprehensive expertise in the field of vacuum coatings will serve as a joint foundation between both companies for the development of advanced technologies and new products in the future.

W&L Coating Systems will continue to operate as an independent entity and maintain its development activities in Reichelsheim.





Research and development


The robust resources provided by our know-how base and expert networks in vacuum coating enables us to offer research and development solutions for a wide range of competitive functional and exotic coating processes and materials. We undertake exclusive development projects on our in-house platforms which offer customers alternatives as well as efficient economic facilities.

Improving thin films


We provide mainstream thin film analysis based on mechanical and optical methods for quality analysis and improvement assessments. Maintaining specified thin film properties during production is important to our customers and their end users.



We offer fabricators a specialist support service to increase productivity within their existing production equipment. We propose improvements to increase yields and offer positive cost-of-ownership reduction measures.

Coating Technology


We design and construct specific platforms and advanced coating tools for specified surface processes offering magnetron sputtering and plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition (PECVD). Our technology is provided as original systems as well as implementing upgrades for new processes in existing systems.