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Electromobility: Nio issues invitation to surface coating conference




Shanghai, China


Electromobility: Nio issues invitation to surface coating conference


In response to corona restrictions, on 9 March Chinese company Nio issued invitations to an exclusive, internal event. Also, present: the experts from Dörken.

Nio is a Chinese start-up based in Shanghai, specialising in the manufacture of electric vehicles. With its “Blue Sky Coming” vision (also the translation of the Chinese name Weilai) the company aims to plays its part in the future of cars by developing intelligent, electrically-powered and autonomous vehicles.

As surface coating and corrosion protection are essential aspects of this field, Nio staged an internal event under the motto “Come to Nio, step to future” at its headquarters in Shanghai. Numerous well-known coating firms were in attendance and were given the opportunity to present themselves on a small stand in the lobby - just like at an actual fair. This enabled the experts from Dörken to share their knowledge of surface coating technology with the engineers of the company and address their questions. Presented first and foremost were zinc flake technology, KTL coatings and electroplating.

In addition to the individual stands of the companies there was also a technical conference for the employees of Nio, with a focus on electroplating.

“During the corona pandemic in particular, both the OEMs and ourselves lack the opportunity to interact at fairs,” explained Andrej von Hofman, General Manager China of Dörken. “With this personal format we were able to inform Nio about our company, our products and technologies whilst making new contacts at the same time. A highly successful event.”