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Surface Technology in Stuttgart - 4th to 6th June 2024

Visit us at the QUBUS and IFO booth on the Surface Technology. From June 4 to 6, 2024 in Stuttgart - hall 1 booth C33,(25).

For your free guest ticket please write an e-mail to Mrs. Sabine Endress

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PaintExpo from 09th to 12th April 2024

Visit us at the IFO-QUBUS joint stand at PaintExpo, the world's leading trade fair for painting technology. From April 09-12, 2024 in Karlsruhe, Hall 1, Stand 1346

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IFO and QUBUS wishes Merry Christmas

We would like to thank you for the good and trusting cooperation and wish you and your family all the best for the coming year.

Surface Technology 21st - 23rd June 2022

Visit us at the QUBUS IFO Booth on the Surface Technology. From June 21 to 23, 2022 in Stuttgart - hall 1 booth C33, (7).

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PaintExpo 26th - 29th April 2022

Visit us at the QUBUS IFO Booth on the PaintExpo, the world's leading trade fair for industrial painting technology. From April 26 to 29, 2022 in Karlsruhe - hall 1 booth 1428.

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PaintExpo postponed

PaintExpo 2020 is postponed. We hope to be able to give you a replacement date as soon as possible.

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PaintExpo 17th - 20th April 2018

Visit us at the QUBUS/IFO-booth on the PaintExpo, the world's leading trade fair for industrial painting technology. 

From April 17 to 20, 2018 in Karlsruhe. Hall 1, booth 1527 

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IFO and QUBUS at the SF China, Shanghai

From 15 to 17 November, SF China, the successful international trade fair for the coating industry, took place in Shanghai.
Companies from the fields of surface technology, corrosion protection, powder technology, robotics and environmental protection presented their know-how to the specialist audience. Also this year, the IFO Institute and Qubus were represented at the GSTC joint stand (German Surface Technology Center), the one-stop shop for surface technology. Marc Holz, Managing Director of IFO Germany, together with his colleagues from IFO and QUBUS in China, can look back on three successful and exciting traide fair days. Together with the companies Munk, Linhoff and Harter Drying Solutions, existing business relationships with customers and partners were cultivated and intensified at the fair, and many new contacts were made.


The Executive Board of Qubus GmbH and Ifo GmbH in Schwäbisch Gmünd have granted power of attorney to Nicole Kässer, head of commercial administration.

Since 2007 Nicole Kässer has been responsible for the joint administration of the two tightly-knit enterprises. For four years, she has been heading the commercial administration of the owner-managed service providers in surface engineering and is particularly responsible for the organization, management and controlling of the entire commercial administration as well as for calculation, controlling and budgeting.

” The continuous growth of the enterprises required to adapt and consolidate management structures and fields of responsibility to this development. By granting Ms. Kässer power of attorney we also want to appreciate the high entrepreneurial responsibility of Ms. Kässer and the affiliated commitment to the enterprise. We are very glad that Nicole Kässer joins and strengthens our management team “, said Michael Müller, Managing Director of Ifo – Institut für Oberflächentechnik.

The managing partners of both enterprises congratulated their new proxy holder on behalf of the entire enterprise on the appointment.



New Managing Director for dual leadership of Ifo-Institut. Marc Holz succeeds Managing Director Hans Pfeifer.

The previous head of the body of experts, research and development has been appointed member of the executive board from 1st August 2016 and took over the management of the worldwide acting testing institute together with Michael Müller, co-founder and managing partner of Ifo. Marc Holz, graduate chemist, thereby succeeds Hans Pfeifer who hands over the management of the institute due to his age.
“I am looking forward to the new tasks “, said Marc Holz. „It is a great challenge for me to further shape and advance our unique network of services for enterprises in surface engineering together with my colleague Michael Müller and all our employees. “
Together with the associate company Qubus - Planung und Beratung Oberflächentechnik GmbH and locations in Dubai, China and the Netherlands Ifo - Institut für Oberflächentechnik offers their services for enterprises in surface engineering worldwide. More than 80 qualified engineers and technicians work in the business fields inspection and testing, certification, creation of expert’s reports, contract research, laboratory services, facility layout planning, environmental legislation and management systems.



Marc Holz, Hans Pfeifer and Michael Müller