Come and visit us and a range of member companies exhibiting within the SEA pavilion at Advanced Engineering, taking place on Wednesday 3rd & Thursday 4th November 2021 at NEC, Birmingham.


BEP Surface Technologies 

Our business has been based in Britain’s traditional industrial heartlands in the north west of England for 50 years. But it’s not our heritage that makes us unique. It’s our innovation and our ingenuity that help us stand out: we are a forward-thinking team at the leading edge of engineering. We combine skills in high quality plating utilising chrome, copper and nickel with unrivalled grinding and polishing capability. Increasingly we are the centre of excellence for all things plating, serving the defence, energy and packaging sectors. 

We manufacture, refurbish, machine and coat rolls at a vast scale – dealing with the size, weight and shape that others don’t, while delivering finishes to the finest tolerances that others can’t. For the packaging, plastics, composite and fabric industries, we offer the standard of service that delivers a competitive edge. And, with such a wide range of capabilities under one roof, we have the tools to take on ever more complex, ever more challenging projects – working outside the boundaries of any one sector. 

Crucially, we match our expertise with ethos. We look beyond the spec, beyond the here and now. We’re here to deliver more than a finished product – we’re here to engineer outcomes. Every project is another opportunity to excel, another chance to exceed expectations. It’s our chance to make a lasting impact. Visit us at 


British Heat Treatment

British Heat Treatment is the heat treatment division of AJT Engineering. BHT is proud to offer a rapid turnaround service and the primary heat treatment processes include -normalising, tempering, carburising, tufftriding, quench hardening, annealing, stress relieving, QPQ. 

In addition to this we have a large machine shop in Aberdeen where we offer the whole engineering package from welding, testing, assembly, machining, manufacture and fabrication. 


CBE Plus Limited 

CBE+ has been providing specialist surface treatments to World-leading offshore, subsea and tidal energy operators for over 40 years. 

Our electroless nickel and diffused nickel plating extend the operating life of submersed metal components, fabrications, and assemblies to over 30 years. 

With tanks up to 10 meters in length, and lifting capacity of up to 20 tonnes, we can bring outstanding corrosion protection to the largest assets, such as the connecting pins on the Orbital Marine Power© O2, the world’s most powerful tidal turbine. 

Uniquely, our core capabilities also include CNC machining, gear cutting and metal testing, making us an integrated supply chain solution provider, and placing us at the forefront of Europe’s Ocean Energy revolution.  


Chemetall Ltd 

Chemetall Ltd – part of the BASF Group manufactures and supplies chemical pre-treatment technologies into the surface treatment markets globally. We serve and supply many industrial markets: Automotive, Aerospace with pre-treatment chemistry/sealants/NDT, Automotive Component market, Construction equipment, metal packaging (beverage can), coil lines, appliance, glass processing, aluminium finishing, wheel producers and many other general industrial areas. 

Gardo, Ardrox, Britemor, Exmor, Oxsilan, Naftoseal are amongst the brand names produced by Chemetall in our global production sites. 


EVT (IB Industries)

Bespoke cleaning and degreasing machines, EVT will be showing its range of hermetically sealed solvent cleaning and degreasing systems using chlorinated hydrocarbons (CHCs), hydrocarbons (HCs-AIII) or modified alcohols. With almost “no” solvent emissions an EVT system can provide Environmental protection whilst also utilising the excellent degreasing characteristics of solvents. 

EVT Eiberger Verfahrenstechnik GmbH 

Ferdinand-von-Steinbeis-Ring 45 






Fischer Instrumentation (GB) Ltd 

Fischer Instrumentation (GB) Ltd is a leading specialist in solutions for coating thickness measurement, material analysis, nanoindentation and material testing, with a strong commitment to service and quality. A member of the Helmut Fischer Group, Fischer Instrumentation began trading in 1968 and now offers an extensive range of measuring instruments from simple handheld gauges for quick measurements in the field to fully automated high-end systems that monitor production.  With a new fully equipped facility in the Midlands, Fischer offers sample testing, instrument repair and maintenance, training courses plus sales support all under one roof.  Measuring Made Easy! 


Frost Electroplating 

Frost Electroplating based in Birmingham provide a subcontract service to a range of companies that supply the Electric Vehicle market, particularly Battery Busbars and Connectors. 

Our reputation as the ‘go to plater’ with challenging issues has never waned over the years, particularly in Automotive Electrical / Electronic where ensuring the correct specification, to the correct quality standard, is critical to ensure the end use is fully functional. 

This ‘trusted advisor’ role has helped generate awareness of our company, and the expertise that we can offer to overcome most of our clients concerns…..such as a lack of expertise in coating technology resulting in missed opportunities. 


Hockh (IB Industries)

Full-automatic cleaning machines, aqueous and solvent based. Closed-loop systems with single or multiple working chamber versions Höckh bring an untouchable reputation for supplying high quality degreasing plants throughout the world for companies who value automation, high grade of cleaning, sparing solvent distillation and reduced energy costs. Höckh systems under work under vacuum in a closed-loop system and meet all legal rules including the Solvent Emissions Directive. 

Hockh Metall-Reinigungsanlagen GmbH 


Untere Reute 58-66 



00497082 500 41 


Karas Plating

Karas provide precision plating solutions to a wide range of engineering clients across the UK. Our dedicated team of engineers, chemists and plating technicians have providing bespoke, reliable solutions to the aerospace, automotive, energy, medical and rail sectors from our plating facility in Greater Manchester for more than 70 years. We are committed to delivering the very best in workmanship and customer service are proud to be accredited in all key metal finishing areas, including Environmental Permit (FP3636YZISO), ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environmental) and ISO 45001 (Health & Safety).


Keighley Laboratories Limited 

Located in the heart of Yorkshire, Keighley Laboratories Limited has been operating since 1920.  

Working for today’s internationally demanding industries, Keighley Laboratories delivers technical excellence in the areas of sub-contract production heat treatments and metallurgical laboratory services to its customers. 

It has extensive experience gained from working with companies within industries such as Passenger Transportation, Marine, Aerospace, Defence, Rail, Oil and Gas and more.  

It is respected for its ability to successfully carry out contracts of any size, duration or location within its scope, with the professionalism expected from a company established for more than 100 years.  


National HIPIMS Technology Centre 

The National HIPIMS Technology Centre is one of a kind in the UK in its expertise and facilities. It delivers industrial research projects bringing a competitive advantage to businesses in the region, nationally and internationally.

High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HIPIMS) technology for coating deposition was upscaled for the first time at Sheffield Hallam University and is now marketed by industry worldwide.

HIPIMS coatings are unique in their density and adhesion to the substrate.  They are used in harsh environments to protect against high temperature oxidation, wear and corrosion such as aerospace and power generation gas turbines, automotive engine components, hydraulic parts, cutting tools as well as in more delicate long life environments such as biomedical implants. The high density of the films brings performance enhancements in semiconductor wafer packaging, photovoltaic cell layers (absorber, back and front contacts) and antibacterial treatment. 



At Schloetter we are very excited to be again supporting the Surface Engineering Association and the Advanced Engineering Show.  Events such as this are where ideas are created, and valuable connections can be made.  

Our expertise is Surface Finishing, and our products and applications are wide ranging: 

  • Metal Finishing and Electroplating processes, including: 
  • Decorative, Engineering, Connectors, Anti-Corrosion 
  • Specialist Paints, for applications such as: 
  • Glass, Plastics, and Metals, all for a wide range of industries 
  • Printed Circuits and Electronics 
  • Specialist plating processes for both modern and future technologies such as 5G 



SELF is the Surface Engineering Leadership Forum and it was set up by a group of involved parties in surface engineering, advanced coatings and materials finishing, in order to promote the use of these technologies in industry, and to interface with government on developments and funding requirements.  

SELF confidently predicts growth within the sector, with turnover expected to almost double by 2025, which will lead to an increased employment requirement of 50,000 jobs. This would provide an additional £4bn to the UK economy.  

SELF will lead the sector on transformational journey to sustainable growth which will unlock recognisable benefits over the next 7 years. From operational improvements, to acceptance and implementation of a digital manufacturing culture, companies can move from being “match fit”, through “best in class” to “world class”. 



SFE are leaders in high quality, bespoke surface treatment process lines for Aerospace and related industries. We provide advanced and adaptive solutions for surface treatment process lines required for metallic parts across many market sectors and world-renowned clientele. Our mission is to lead the market with innovative designs, provide customized solutions and forge trusted partnerships with our clients. Our services and capabilities include our 3D design department utilizing the latest software, state of the art Thermoplastic and Stainless Steel fabrication workshop, pre-delivery assessment workshop for complete factory acceptance (FAT), Experienced Site Installation and Commissioning Team, Aftersales Support and Asset Care Programs.


Serfilco International Ltd 

SERFILCO® International Ltd is a global supplier of liquid handling equipment for chemical, surface finishing and other wet process applications. Headquartered in Manchester, UK since its inception in 1975, SERFILCO® International Ltd has developed an enviable worldwide reputation for quality and innovation. SERFILCO® International are specialists in the design, manufacture and distribution of corrosion resistant pumps, filters, filter media and agitation systems. The company continues to bring products to the market place that enable chemical processors to improve quality, save money, achieve operator compliance and protect the environment. With facilities in the UK, Germany, and China SERFILCO® is committed to live up to its mantra to offer: 



Swinton Electro Plating Ltd 

Specialist metal finishing engineers, established in 1962 with a proven international expertise in hard chrome plating and electroless nickel plating. 

 Our customers include UK, EU and International businesses within the Offshore, Gas, Hydraulic, Food, Pharmaceutical, Textile, Paper, etc. industries. 

Accredited ISO 9001:2015, our plating process capacities are amongst the very largest tanks and weights in the world for Hard Chrome, Electroless Nickel and Heat Treatments: 

  • Hard Chrome up to 8.5metres in length or 1.2metres diameter. 5Tonnes.
  • Electroless Nickel up to 2.8metres (5.4metres “double-ended”).2Tonnes.
  • Cylindrical grinding to 800mm diameter and 9.0 metres long. 5Tonnes. 

Swinton are very interested in developing our services with you, including our research and development expertise for all your existing and potential plating challenges. Initially, all we need is a brief meeting together to fully understand and promptly respond to your plating requirements, before progressing together. 


TextureJet Ltd

TextureJet designs, develops, and deploys surface texturing and finishing solutions for high-value manufacturing. TextureJet has developed an environmentally sound, innovative, technology platform capable of reducing manufacturing costs across a range of component texturing and finishing applications. From selective super-polishing, surface preparation prior to bonding and coating, etching for microscopic inspection to large scale automated surface texturing for aesthetics and performance. TextureJet can provide a flexible and scalable end to end solution that allows ease of integration into process chains removing environmental, occupational, and cost impacts often associated with common surface preparation techniques. For more information on our solutions visit 


Washington Mills Electro Minerals Ltd 

Washington Mills is a world leader in the Manufacture & distribution of abrasive materials & fused electro mineral products. Established on 1868, Washington Mills was the first producer of abrasive Grain in the USA. The UK Facility in Manchester has been manufacturing & distributing abrasive grains since 1916. Our quality policy is more than words, we stick to our commitment to quality, as can be seen from our many Aerospace approvals. Our people & our customers are unquestionably the most important stakeholders in our business. At Washington Mills we stand for integrity in everything we do. As a company dedicated to respecting the environment in which we operate, Washington Mills has one goal to become carbon neutral. With  plant’s across the globe, Washington mills are well placed to serve your abrasive needs today, tomorrow & into the future.