Issue: Nov 2013


SURFACE TECHNOLOGY ACHIEVES GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLIER STANDARD



by James Hilton

Surface Technology plants in Coventry, England, and Dalian, China, have both successfully achieved Atotech Automotive Applicator (AAA) certification. This identifies to automotive OEM’s and Tier 1 manufacturers that Surface Technology is an approved supplier, capable of applying Atotech products to the highest global automotive standards.

Atotech, a world leading supplier of speciality chemicals for electronics and surface finishing, developed its Triple ‘A’ programme to ensure that the quality requirements of the global automotive industry supply chain are maintained by surface finishing suppliers.

The Surface Technology, Coventry, accreditation follows ASTEC in Dalian, China, a Surface Technology company, which became the first ever AAA certified programme member in China in 2011.

Within the programme, Atotech offers training and technical support to provide plating companies with in-depth knowledge of Atotech's plating processes. The AAA certification confirms that the overall production performance of Surface Technology has been audited to meet global automotive quality requirements for the application of a range of zinc nickel and zinc alloy plating processes.

Andrew Courtney, Group Sales and Marketing Director for Surface Technology, comments: “We are extremely proud to be accredited by such a respected supplier in the surface finishing industry and becoming AAA certified enables us to further highlight our commitment to providing the highest quality surface finishing to the automotive industry.”

About Surface Technology
Surface Technology has more than 40 years’ experience in the development and application of high performance surface treatments for a wide variety of applications, with particular expertise in providing surface treatment solutions to customers in the aerospace, automotive and oil & gas sectors both within the UK and internationally.
www.surfacetechnology.co.uk

Surface Technology is part of Norman Hay plc.

About Norman Hay plc
Norman Hay plc is a global chemicals, sealants, surface coatings and engineering group with over 60 years trading history. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, the group operates four main divisions: Ultraseal, the market leader in impregnation chemicals and process equipment; Surface Technology, specialists in the development and application of surface treatments with well-known brands including Armourcote and ACI; SIFCO ASC, global leaders in selective plating; NHE, manufacturing bespoke process plant and equipment.
www.normanhay.com

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