Thermal sprayed coatings are characterized by special properties. They are successfully used in a wide range of industries. Applications are given from various industries like automotive, mechanical engineering, printing, pulp and paper or biomedicine. There is an increasing market for functional coatings on OEM parts. On the other hand the repair market for worn parts is established. The repaired parts are characterized by increased life time compared to uncoated parts. Therefore it is not only regeneration but also a real improvement of the parts. In the field of OEM parts customers are asking increasingly for ready to install system solutions (e.g. sliding ring sealing systems) than for pure coating service. Many coating systems had been developed in close collaboration with customers and introduced into serial production. Paper text in German.