Based in Oyonnax, France, CER is a global market leader in the design and manufacture of hot stamp and heat transfer systems and consumables for product decoration.
CER is a total solution provider for hot stamping and heat transfer applications. We provide cutting-edge systems along with all required tooling and consumables.
Specifically, we design and manufacture:
More than half of CER business comes from outside of France. Our machines and consumables are widely used not only throughout Europe but also in North and South America and Asia.
As part of the IDS (Industrial Decorating Solutions) family of product decoration brands we are strongly positioned to provide technology and support globally.
|1903||Mr. Léon Cottet-Emmard began manufacturing equipment in Oyonnax, France|
|1925||First hot stamping system developed|
|1947||Cottet-Emmard / Rouleau became CER – a company focused on decoration equipment|
|1974||CER consumable department created|
|2002||Consumable department becomes independent business – CER FOILS|
|2007||Illinois Tool Works (ITW) acquires CER and CERFOILS|
|2013||CER / CERFOILS combine to create ITW CER|
|2020||CER and sister IDS brands reveal global “Trusted Partner for Product Decoration” position with dozens of internal process projects designed to further enhance efficiency, expertise and reliability. New logo and website.|
For more than seven decades, CER has been an innovator in the manufacture of product decorating technologies.
Our deep understanding of both equipment and supplies (dies, foils, fixtures etc) give CER unique insights into how to design for optimal performance.
We have been issued more than 30 patents related to hot stamping decoration.
CER has decades of experience transforming industries with innovative decorating technologies that provide first-in-market levels of precision and efficiency.
Our long list of breakthrough hot stamp, heat transfer, and heat seal technologies include:
CER is a proud and active member of the community we have called home for more than 100 years.
-We participate in local intercompany athletic events including a much-loved an annual relay race
-We also host an internal soccer tournament with followed by an annual company barbecue.
– CER is an active member of the local AEPV (Association of Economical Actors from the Plastic Valley)
– We offer internship opportunities and support local schools (engineering schools tour our facility to learn more about advanced equipment)
Company Community Building
– Company-wide initiatives like laser tag and karting
As an ITW company, we are committed to operating our business in a way that demonstrates our dedication to global environmental sustainability. This commitment is reflected in the following priorities:
Learn more about ITW’s Environmental Commitment
We are located in beautiful Oyonnax, France, the heart of the French “plastic valley”. CER is less than 1 hour from the Geneva (GVA) and Lyon (LYS) airport.