The organization
AOT (Working Committee Surface Technology) continues the long tradition established by ÖGO (Austrian association of surface technology), representing the interests of the Austrian surface technology industry. AOT covers issues related to mechanical surface treatment, electroplating, enamel coating, powder coating, hot-dip galvanizing and heat treatment.

AOT members include companies of the surface technology industry, but also relevant organizations, institutions and experts.

Our goals
Our goals are clearly defined: to represent the interests of the whole branch, to keep raising the profile of surface technology and to contribute to the further development and improvement of the capacity and the image of the branch. A key issue for implementing these goals is the promotion of the initial and further training of junior staff.

Our focal subjects
AOT (Working Committee Surface Technology) provides a platform for all companies and institutions of the surface technology branch for jointly addressing the challenges of our time and helping to shape the future.
The challenges to our industry are reflected in four focal subjects which are also dealt with in our working groups:

·      Representation of the branch and its interests vis-à-vis legislators and authorities
·      Initial and further training
·      Public relations
·      Cooperation with national and international organizations