In order to best cover the main issues of surface technology for our members, AOT has established the working groups “Technology and Environment“, “Vocational Education and Training“ and “Hot-dip galvanizing“. These working groups deal with current relevant issues, sometimes with cross-thematic approaches, all of them related to surface technology.


The WG “Technology and Environment“ deals a.o. with the topics REACH, CLP and waste water and organizes the annual AOT autumn symposium.

The WG “Vocational Education and Training“ regularly organizes the AOT waste water course and other courses. It is dedicated a.o. to the training of young people within the framework of the highly endowed youth competition. 

The WG “Hot-dip galvanizing“ was created in 2013 by the AOT Board for important hot-dip galvanizing related issues.

All interested staff members of the AOT member companies are free and strongly encouraged to join these three working groups. For questions or further information please contact our office (contact).