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No trade association works harder for its members than the Surface Engineering Association


Like all good trade associations, the Surface Engineering Association works hard for its members as well as the industry that it represents.

Spanning the entire surface engineering and finishing sector, we are the voice of the industry. We take an active role representing the industry on EU and UK committees and working groups where legislation, standards, and codes of practice are developed, making sure that our views – and those of our members - are heard. This representation means that we are always ‘in the know’ regarding new, or amended, legislation on health & safety or environmental issues that will impact the surface engineering industry. This enables us to always keep our members informed.

The Surface Engineering Association leading the way in the future of the industry

The Surface Engineering Association, together with our members, is at the forefront of the advancement of the surface engineering industry, helping with the development of new environmental friendly coatings and less hazardous plating methods.

We hold regular meetings, seminars and conferences to keep our members informed on these very important issues affecting the industry and give all members the opportunity to present potential issues so we can report these in the places that matter.

In addition, these are ideal events for meeting fellow members, including manufacturers and suppliers, to discuss areas of mutual interest or even contention.

Membership of the Surface Engineering Association brings a whole host of benefits, some of which include:

• Free technical and commercial advice.
• Free 24 hour business support helpline providing valuable advice on tax, VAT, PAYE and employment issues.
• Bespoke commercial insurance designed specifically for those operating in surface engineering.
• Free entry in the SEA handbook and website.
• Regular publications, including the SEA Newsletter and Surface Matters.
• A range of attractive discounts on products and services such as car hire, hotel booking, private healthcare etc.

Discover for yourself the benefits of being a member of the Surface Engineering Association

If you are involved in the surface engineering industry in any way, it pays to become a member of the Surface Engineering Association. Not only for the benefits described above, but also to be involved in shaping the future of the industry.

You can apply for membership by completing our online application form. However, if you would like to discuss in more detail about the benefits of membership or have any questions, please contact us on 0121 237 1123 or email us at



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Birmingham, B18 6LT, UK

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