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Our history

Dr. Andreas Quinten, Doctor of Engineering, is the founder, shareholder and managing director of Surface Contacts. He is professionally, interdisciplinary trained in material science, and part of his scientific field of work is the non-destructive testing of medical implants made of ceramic. He found his passion for nanotechnology during his doctoral studies at the Leibniz Institute for New Materials (INM) in Saarbrücken. Here, he developed a new dental material as an alternative to amalgam using the sol-gel nanotechnology.

Excellence from start to finish

Our ambition to strive for the highest performance and quality is deeply rooted in our company core, in our management as well as in our employees. With this ambition, Dr. Andreas Quinten’s business idea won first place in the start-up competition of the Savings Banks Association in 2002.

  • July 2000: company foundation in 66386 St. Ingbert
  • November 2000: relocation to 66128 Saarbrücken
  • November 2001: capital increase and sale of company shares to the venture capital investor ‘Saarländische Wagnisgesellschaft’ (SWG) to ensure further financing
  • May 2002: competition StartUp-Classic, first price for business idea and business plan
  • December 2005: reacquisition of company shares from SWG by Dr. Quinten
  • May 2006: expansion of production area from 600 m² to 1,200 m²
  • August 2007: commissioning of 120 m² clean-room, class ISO 8
  • December 2008: validation and commissioning of our first coating robot
  • July 2010: celebration of our 10th company anniversary
  • April 2015: validation and commissioning of one more coating robot
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