Joint Venture – Thermaspspray
A joint venture (signed in April 2015) gives Thermaspray a 50% shareholding in Surcotec, and perfectly positions both companies to deliver an unrivalled, world-class range of coating and engineering technologies and service solutions that reduce costs and increase production by extending equipment life cycles.
Thermaspray is housed in a 2200m² custom-built facility situated in Olifantsfontein (Clayville) between Pretoria and Johannesburg. It offers a full range of surface engineering services, such as thermal spray, laser cladding, Plasma Transferred Arc and polymer coating solutions as well as grinding, machining and probe track burnishing to customers throughout Southern Africa.
Thermaspray leads the field in providing advanced surface engineering solutions, based on several highly specialised processes. All processes at Thermaspray are carried out using robotic manipulation to ensure absolute process control and repeatability.
A recent expansion is the introduction of Chemours Teflon™ Coatings, which is licensed by Chemours in association with approved applicators. Thermaspray is the only certified distributor and applicator of the Chemours Teflon™ Coatings in Southern Africa.
- Thermaspray's established infrastructure broadens Surcotec's access to it's enhanced proccesses such as laser cladding, Teflon™ Coatings, metallurgical laboratory testing and technical know-how.
- Surcotec draws benefits from Thermaspray’s well-established systems and procedures. The company also has the advantage of being able to use important production equipment sent from Thermaspray, including grinding machines and a 6-axis robot-controlled plasma spray system.
Technology & Industry Partner – Oerlikon Metco
(Formerly Sulzer Metco)
Oerlikon Metco is a leading surface solutions provider with a global presence. Customers benefit from a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, coating solutions, equipment, materials, services, and specialized machining services and components.
Oerlikon offers reliable and sustainable solutions for performance critical applications, and are one of the leading providers in their key markets: oil and gas, power, water, and transportation. Clients are served worldwide through a network of over 170 locations.
- In this reciprocal arrangement, Surcotec provides coating solutions for a wide range of industrial products and, as our key technology partner, Oerlikon Metco supplies Surcotec with equipment and consumables.