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Norman Hay celebrates 70th anniversary in 2016

January 1st 2016 marked the start of Norman Hay plc’s 70th year in business. The Group will be celebrating 70 years of innovation with a number of initiatives throughout 2016 involving colleagues, customers and the local community.

When established in 1946 by Norman Leslie Stephen Hay, Norman Hay Limited, as it was then known, began trading as an electroplating business in Putney, West London. Focussing on decorative electroplating, Norman Hay Limited plated everything from automotive grilles to bicycle bells.

The business quickly grew and moved to a purpose built electroplating and hard anodising facility near the new London Airport, now known as Heathrow.

Innovations, such as the HAYDAN constant wattage process for hard anodising aluminium and the integration of Europe’s first automated production line for electroplating plastics, ABS and Acetals, led to Norman Hay becoming one of the World’s largest electroplaters of metals and plastics.

Today, Coventry-based Norman Hay plc consists of four companies operating across six continents with customers spanning many industry sectors:

NHE: A provider of process plant design, manufacture, installation and maintenance services. NHE process plant can be found in over 20 countries and 4 continents.

SIFCO ASC: The global leader in providing selective electroplating and anodising services, chemical solutions and robotic equipment. The SIFCO Process® is the leading method of electroplating localised areas on components without the use of an immersion tank.

Surface Technology: A provider of coating, plating and thermal spray services with sites in the UK, China and Australia.

Ultraseal: The world’s leading provider of solutions to combat porosity, enabling manufacturers to produce leak-free castings and components.

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