Consett, County Durham based Metaltech Ltd is to join the Wallwork Group. Both companies specialise in the thermal processing and coating of metals for the aerospace, automotive, medical device and precision engineering sectors.
As well as strengthening the geographical reach for Wallwork, the business extends processes such as the induction hardening of metals and adds new processes including Xylan Flouropolymer Coatings, Molybdenum Disulphide dry film lubricants and Phosphate Coating. It also brings extra capacity to the company’s Plasma Nitriding and Plasox services.
Metaltech Managing Director Dr Graeme Forster said: “… the deal will ensure the future of the business and employees as well as giving Metaltech the wider product portfolio of the Wallwork Group to offer our clients. The fact that the Wallwork Group are committed to continue processing in the North East was instrumental to the deal”
Luke Collins, a graduate engineer with 12 plus years of experience within the Wallwork Group is to join Dr Forster as site director at Metaltech.
Wallwork has plans to invest in the Metaltech site and also base some of its transport operation there.