Heat Treatment Provider Opens New United Kingdom Facility

An opening ceremony event was recently held at the new advanced heat treatment center in Rotherham, United Kingdom. Photo courtesy of Bodycote.

Heat treatments and specialist thermal processing services provider Bodycote (Macclesfield, United Kingdom) recently held an official opening ceremony for the company’s new facility in the Advanced Manufacturing Park of Rotherham, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

The new advanced heat treatment center, which is now fully operational and supporting customer requirements, offers a range of heat treatment services and has been established to support the aerospace and power generation markets in the United Kingdom and Europe.

The facility was officially opened by Andy Greasley, executive vice president of the turbines supply chain unit at Rolls-Royce (London, United Kingdom), in recognition of the partnership between Bodycote and Rolls-Royce.

“Heat treatment and processing is a vital part of our supply chain,” Greasley says. “Close coupling of this capability to our own business is critical for our future success.”

Tom Gibbons, president of Bodycote’s aerospace, defense, and energy division, said the company is already planning further expansions at the new site.

“Due to customer demand and interest since the announcement of this new plant in July, we are investing in further capacity and technology,” Gibbons says. “The additional space we secured here at Rotherham is nearly three times the size of our existing unit. We are committed to ensuring we are able to meet our customers’ demand in the years ahead.”

With more than 170 accredited facilities in 21 countries, Bodycote is the world’s largest provider of thermal processing services. Through heat treatment, metal joining, surface technology, and hot isostatic pressing (HIP), the company strives to improve the properties of metals and alloys. In turn, this extends the life of vital components for a wide range of industries, including aerospace, defense, automotive, power generation, oil and gas, construction, medical, and transportation.

Source: Bodycote, www.bodycote.com.