MAKING OUR LIVES BETTER
SAFE AND EFFECTIVE
“Most of what we do is invisible to the naked eye”, notes Ines Najorka, Communications Director at COMET. That is an understatement. The company, which is based in Flamatt, is among the world’s leading providers of solutions that make our lives safer and better. “Because even minute defects can have a major impact on product safety, we have developed x-ray solutions that make objects 200 times thinner than a single human hair.” COMET’s x-ray and CT (computed tomography) technologies help to detect flaws in components for the electronics, aeronautical and automotive industries. They are also a common feature in airports, where they are used to inspect aviation pipelines and screen baggage. Likewise, for surfaces that have been treated using the company’s e-Beam technology, the results are imperceptible. Thanks to Comet’s solutions, the famous Tetra beverage cartons, for example, are now sterilised by electron beam not harmful chemicals. This process has led to a 40% drop in CO2 emissions and slashed energy consumption by half. Comet’s third core technology is radio frequency, which is used in the manufacture of memory chips and sensors.
EQUIPPED FOR THE FUTURE
Some of the fastest growing industries in the world use COMET’s cutting-edge technologies. At its 14 sites around the world, including Silicon Valley, the company’s 1,300 employees devise solutions that make it possible to inspect components without damaging them, treat surfaces and aid the manufacture of computer chips. Business is also booming at its Flamatt facility. So much so that the company is set to open a brand-new extension in autumn 2018 which, in the long run, will create an extra 250 jobs in the canton. “Our company has grown rapidly and we urgently need to increase our production capacity”, explains Dr. René Lenggenhager, CEO of the COMET Group. “We firmly believe that our innovative technologies and the high productivity of our Flamatt plant will help us to successfully grow our business.”