Acquisition International - Issue 8 2020 23 Apr20064 eadquartered in the tech hub of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA, HZO has grown into a global leader in the electronics protection and nanotechnology industry with 15 worldwide locations. The company ensures that electronic components can reliably operate, exposed to the most corrosive and liquid environments. With over 41 billion connected devices expected to be in use by 2025, the demand for a superior level of electronic protection has never been more apparent. One of HZO’s unique attributes is its turnkey solution that brings together the best people, processes, material science, and equipment to deliver a “one-stop-shop” solution to OEMs and device designers. This business model contrasts with many other vendors who may offer coating materials or equipment only. Industries that have been able to benefit from HZO’s one of a kind service include consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, medical devices, and IoT. In addition to offering convenience, HZO provides custom solutions. Dedicated engineers help businesses identify protection requirements and incorporate the coating workflow into the electronic production process. Rather than providing a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution, HZO works closely with customers to ensure that production is cost- effective and runs smoothly every step of the way. These types of tailored solutions are possible because of HZO’s Spectrum of Protection TM , a portfolio of chemical compositions that can be blended and selected to form materials that align with a customer’s specific requirements. The ability to make these services repeatable allows for high throughput manufacturing. Scalability is another unique feature for the company. HZO designs and builds equipment from the ground up, designing, developing, and validating cube-shaped chambers that are the largest in the industry. The company’s innovations are backed by an impressive IP portfolio that contains over 370 assets, and more innovation is expected as HZO invests strategically and heavily in R&D. H Electronics are an integral part of our lives as the world becomes more connected. Yet finding an adequate way to protect devices from harsh environments can still be a challenge. As the world becomes more connected, a superior protection solution is needed. HZO is the answer. As the company is recognized in Acquisition International’s Global Excellence Awards as Most Trusted Protective Nanocoating Firm 2020, we will profile HZO to find out more. Next-Generation Protection Perfection Along with many successes, HZO has faced challenges, too, including changing their customer’s willingness to adapt to new technologies. Ultimately though, the company’s customers have found that its nanocoatings far outstrip the protection provided by gaskets and seals. The company offers two business models: factory-in-factory or coating-as-a-service. Moving forward, HZO continues with its global mission since inception – to protect what matters most to people. This goal of ensuring that electronics remain reliable, no matter the environment, inspires the team at HZO to innovate and continue improving its technology. Of course, an essential step along the way is gaining new customers in new markets and industries, a strategic business priority for the company. Contact: Ryan Moore Web Address: www.hzo.com “Rather than providing a ‘one- size-fits-all’ solution, HZO works closely with customers to ensure that production is cost- effective and runs smoothly every step of the way.” One of HZO’s unique attributes is its turnkey solution that brings together the best people, processes, material science, and equipment to deliver a “one-stop-shop” solution to OEMs and device designers.