First application of vacuum technology at Heraeus as precursor of ALD.
Leybold started manufacturing industrial vacuum equipment.
Degussa also decided to build Vacuum equipment.
Leybold Durferrit GmbH is founded as a merger of the divisions of Heraeus, Leybold and Degussa.
Officially named ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH.
Together with VACUHEAT the first Heat Treatment Services Center of ALD opened in Germany.
The foundation of ALD Thermal Treatment Inc., USA – the second HTS Center.
ALD Tratamientos S.A. de C.V. established in Mexico.
Opening of Thermal Treatment Suzhou near Shanghai in China