North Coat: the North West’s new powder coating specialist
A brand-new powder coating facility has opened its doors, serving Lancashire and surrounding areas of the North of England and beyond.
Responding to high demand in Lancashire and the North West, North Coat Ltd has opened a purpose-built powder coating unit, offering specialist and performance coatings, aqua-blasting and alloy wheel refurbishment.
Shaun Cook, along with his wife, Emma, and business partner, John Sutton, saw the gap in the market for their services, which they had been offering on a small scale at Ribble Technology (Preston) Ltd, owned by Mr Sutton, and run by the husband-and-wife team, Shaun and Emma.
Powder coating is a process in which an electrostatic powder is applied to a metallic surface. The parts are then baked in an oven to cure the powder to a smooth even finish, giving the appearance of a painted surface, but with superior protective properties.
Emma said: “A large amount of the work undertaken at Ribble Technology is paint stripping for a wide variety of customers. Many clients are using our services to strip the work back, then taking their projects to other powder coaters as we just don’t have the space at Ribble to house a specialist coating facility.
“When the unit at Catterall came up next door to Ribble Technology’s chemical manufacturing plant, the opportunity was too good to pass up. Shaun and I decided to do our market research and subsequently bite the bullet. We took the idea to John, who decided to come aboard, and we opened our doors on Monday, September 20.”
John has extensive knowledge in the industry for over 25 years and brings with him a wealth of experience within the coatings industry. Matched with Shaun’s passion for quality and attention to detail, the business prides itself in offering a professional service, second to none.
Shaun added: “Many of our customers have asked us to powder coat projects for them, as they are unhappy with the wait times or finish from other coaters. This industry is so underrated and many of the larger manufacturers are sending items out of the area to larger coating facilities further afield.
“Emma and I live in Over Wyre and are thrilled to bring this service to the area, with lots of agricultural and automotive opportunities, as well as bringing jobs to the area and support to the local economy.”
North Coat’s facility offers a state of the art six-metre-long curing oven for larger, more industrial applications, as well as a smaller oven to facilitate their domestic clients.
The trio have already secured contracts with clients in the automotive and construction industries, along with domestic customers. Ideally situated in Catterall, on the A6 corridor between the Lancaster and Preston M6 junctions, they can service a wide range of customers across the North of England and beyond, offering a collection and delivery service when required.
Find out more www.northcoat.co.uk or call them on 01995 676163.