August 2020 – VAT Group AG

An ALPORA Top Innovator is published monthly. Based on our ALPORA METHOD the innovation efficiency score is determined for each company.

This month we present the innovation focuses of VAT Group AG:

The VAT Group, headquartered in Haag, Switzerland, is a world leader in the field of vacuum sealing technology. The company focuses its innovation efforts on the design and manufacture of vacuum valves for semiconductor, display and solar panel manufacturing as well as a range of industrial and research applications. It offers high performance, high-end vacuum valves, multi-valve modules, edge welded bellows and related services. VAT has developed and patented renowned sealing technologies such as VATLOCK, VATRING and MONOVAT. It employs around 1,200 people worldwide and has a global manufacturing presence with production facilities in Haag (Switzerland), Penang (Malaysia) and Arad (Romania) as well as a plant in Xinwu (Taiwan).

Innovation and technical excellence have been the driving force behind the development of VAT over the last 50 years. The requirements for vacuum production and research facilities are becoming more and more complex, making sealing technologies more and more demanding. Numerous special valves and integrated valve systems enable an extensive product range of over 1,000 components. VAT Group continues to develop and refine its products to support its global customers in research and innovation. For example, new applications in the fields of laser technology, high-energy physics and aerospace can be trend-setting for the company.