We design and manufacture

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:

  • Systems: Hot stamp, heat transfer & heat seal
  • Formats: Semi- and fully-automated systems
  • Supplies: Foil, heat transfers, jigs, tooling, dies (silicone and metal), rollers and silicone sheets
  • Services: Full service including on-site training, internal lab tests, preventive and perfective maintenance
Supplies: jigs, tooling, dies (silicone and metal)
Global Leader

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.

Our History
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.
CER Patents
For product decoration

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.

Industry Leadership
Breakthrough technologies transform industries

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:

All Electric System for Non-Round and Conical Pieces

  • All-electric, servo-driven systems
  • Enhanced reliability & higher speeds
  • Fully servo-driven during each printing phase

Precision Material Handling for Mascara Tubes

  • Mascara, lipstick, lip-gloss
  • Accurate pick-and-place for every part shape
About Our Location

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.




Would you like to learn more about CER? Please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.