Austenitic stainless steels qualify for applications in the food and beverages industry due to their good corrosion resistance, inertness, cleanability and hygienic properties. Nevertheless poor tribological behavior, especially low abrasive / adhesive wear resistance and a tendency to fretting, has prevented the use of these materials in applications where both corrosion and wear resistance are required. Low temperature carburizing (Kolsterising®) offeres a solution to enhance mechanical properties without altering the corrosion resistance. These thermo-chemical diffusion processes form a hard and ductile diffusion zone while avoiding carbide precipitation that would cause a loss in corrosion resistance. The presentation will show Innovative Surface Solutions for Higher Reliability of Food & Beverage Processing Machines.