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PROTEC mission statement

  • Innovations in metal surface technology with products based on renewable raw materials
  • Improve surface quality and process stability in metal welding and cutting processes
  • Provide expertise for optimised, complete solutions, act result-oriented
  • User safety and environmental sustainability of PROTEC products and solutions
  • Stable partnerships with users, retailers and suppliers

PROTEC data & facts

Company: PROTEC Trading GmbH
Established: 1996
Headquarters: Salzburg, AUSTRIA
Owners: Paul Hoffmann (75%), Hans Hoffmann (25%)
CEO: Paul Hoffmann
Sales structure: Sales partners in more than 40 countries around the world
Purpose of the business: Development, production and sales of biotech chemical products for surface technology in the metal working industry, optimising welding and cutting processes
Proof of innovation: Numerous patents for products (bio-chemical fluids), procedures and application technology
Quality certificate: ISO 9001:2015


Paul Hoffmann

Paul Hoffmann


Since 2007, Paul Hoffmann, the son of the company’s founder, is the second generation to manage PROTEC as a family-run business. He inherited his passion for industrial engineering from his father.

Paul Hoffmann is a certified engineer (Dipl.Ing., Technical University Vienna) in mechanical engineering and management with experience in national and international companies of various sizes and in a range of industries.

His personal passion is to analyse customer processes and optimise them using innovative and sustainable PROTEC solutions. Paul Hoffmann: “PROTEC offers innovative products. The success is based on partnerships with customers, retailers and suppliers. It goes without saying that each PROTEC employee cherishes said partnerships. Stability and reliability are our top priority.”

Hans Hoffmann technical Management Protec

Hans Hoffmann


Hans Hoffmann, after many years of experience in the welding industry, had the first idea for main products of PROTEC in the early 90s of the last century. Beside his welding business, he founded PROTEC Trading GmbH and lead it to a great success story.

Hans Hoffmann was awarded the Kaplan Medal in honour of his inventions.

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