About Us

A 120-year journey to become industry leaders

Founded in Bristol in 1898, we are part of Poeton Industries, the UK’s foremost experts in surface engineering, providing a complete range of surface treatments and coatings to customers worldwide.

What started out as a small plating shop for bicycle parts has become an industry leader and innovator, trusted by motorsport, aerospace and defence OEMs including Airbus, Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Safran and UTC. In the UK we have sites in Gloucester and Cardiff and our service in Europe is further supported by a brand-new plant in Rzeszow, Poland.Exciting innovation, steady expansion and unbeatable customer support. Our 120-year journey is one we are incredibly proud of.

Advanced technologies for today’s engines

Our range of Apticote Advanced Surface Treatment Technologies is developed in-house at our R&D centre in Gloucester, UK. Together, our technologies offer a wide range of performance improvements and benefits over standard treatment alternatives, solving engineering challenges such as corrosion, wear, friction, fretting, galling, thermal stability and electrical conductivity.

Our history of innovation

We operate in industries such as Aerospace & Defence, Oil & Gas, Automotive and Medical that have made rapid technological advancements over the past century. Pushing the boundaries that conventional materials and surface treatments can achieve.
We have always been at the forefront of the surface treatment sector during this time, developing advanced technologies that keep up with our partners’ latest innovations.
With Poeton on your side, your boundary-pushing projects will never be grounded or delayed by material surface issues.

Aerospace Approvals

Trusted partners to the world’s largest OEMs
Our proven expertise, dependable service and commitment to quality have led us to become trusted partners to the world’s largest aerospace and defence OEMs, including Airbus, Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Safran and UTC, as well as seeing us work on some of the most prestigious engineering projects of the present day.We have also achieved the following Aerospace accreditations:
AS9100
An internationally recognised quality management accreditation for the aerospace industry that ensures customers our systems providesafe and reliable products. AS9100 is based on the ISO 9001 accreditation and includesadditional quality system requirements, which are established by the aerospace industry in order to satisfykey stakeholders including NASA and the US Federal Aviation Administration.
Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defence Contractors Accreditation Program)
An industry managed accreditation that assesses conformity of processes against stringent standards set by industry and government aerospace experts. Nadcap accreditation ensures members provide the highest quality services through best practice and standardisation.
ISO 14001 Environmental Management
The international standard for environmental management systems that encourages reduction in resources use, operationalefficiencies and waste, water & energy minimisation.