In recent years, Vietnam has developed into a key economic hub within Asia, allowing Oerlikon Balzers to serve various industries with its coatings. The new coating center will mainly focus on cutting tools and forming tools, but it will also serve the growing market for high-tech components in mobile phones, electronics and semiconductors, as well as for plastic and aluminium products in consumer goods. Oerlikon Balzers established a representative office in Hanoi back in 2017 to meet the high demand across the South East Asia region, and has also served local customers in various applications from the customer center in Thailand. Since then, development and expansion has been actively supported by the Balzers sites in India and Thailand, even throughout the challenges of 2020. From the new customer center in Vietnam, Oerlikon Balzers can now offer an enhanced service to its local customers, with quick delivery times and short transport routes for an improved environmental footprint.