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About Nanogate

Nanogate is a leading international systems provider for high-tech surfaces and components.


Nanogate is a trailblazer in European nanotechnology. Founded as a spin-off from the Leibniz Institute for New Materials (INM) in Saarbrücken, the company has established itself as a leading international integrated systems provider for high-performance surfaces since it began operating in 1999. Right from the start Nanogate pursued the goal of turning scientific visions and the benefits of new materials into commercially successful products and positioning itself as a strategic innovation partner for its customers for the application, use and marketing of chemical nanotechnology. Since autumn 2006 Nanogate has been listed in the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt stock exchange.

1999 The company begins operating as a spin-off of the Leibnitz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken.
Company renamed Nanogate AG IPO (18.10.2006, Entry Standard Deutsche Börse).
Launch of the strategy program NEXT (Gearing up for the next growth phase).
2008 100 percent acquisition of the 2004 established Nanogate Advanced Materials GmbH (today Nanogate Industrial Systems GmbH).
2010 Majority stake acquired in GfO Gesellschaft für Oberflächentechnik GmbH. (today Nanogate GfO Systems GmbH).
2011 Takeover of the Dutch Eurogard B.V. (today Nanogate Eurogard Systems B.V.)
Establishment of Nanogate Textile & Care Systems GmbH.
Majority stake in Plastic-Design GmbH acquired (today Nanogate PD Systems GmbH).
Stakes in Plastic-Design and GfO increased.

Construction of an integrated center of excellence for the development, production and enhancement of plastics with glass-like properties (glazing).
Nanogate Glazing Systems B.V. established.

Start of the strategic growth program Phase5.

Acquisition of Vogler GmbH (today Nanogate Vogler Systems GmbH).

Start of creation of a new platform for the multifunctional metallization of surfaces.
Acquisition of the outstanding shares in GfO.

Nanogate has been awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year 2015” at auditors Ernst & Young’s prestigious business awards.


Start of operations at the Nanogate Teknoloji AS (MENA/Middle East & North Africa) subsidiary based in Istanbul.

Majority stake acquired in Walter Goletz GmbH (today Nanogate Goletz Systems GmbH).

Start of operations of Nanogate Technologies, Inc. for the US market.

Unification of the brand world within the Group – The names of the individual subsidiaries are, going forward, combined with the company name (Nanogate) and the addendum “Systems”.

Launch of the production facility for the new technology platform N-Metals.

Agreement to acquire approximately 80 percent of Jay Industries' plastics division, Jay Plastics: With the majority stake in the American plastics specialist (now Nanogate Jay Systems LLC), Nanogate is establishing itself as a global supplier


Acquisition of the outstanding shares in Nanogate PD Systems.

Completion of the transaction for the majority stake in Nanogate Jay Systems.

Company renamed Nanogate SE