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Metal finishing company acquires state-of-the-art plant to replace anodising process

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image002 (40)***£250, 000 finance package has helped South West Metal Finishing purchase automated plant***

*** Tartaric Sulphuric Acid Anodising process was chosen by Airbus as a replacement for Chromic Anodising***

***The plant has created 16 new jobs***

A UK metal finishing company has secured a £250, 000 finance package from HSBC to purchase a state-of-the-art treatment plant, creating 16 new jobs.


South West Metal Finishing, which provides surface finishing services to sectors including aerospace, marine and automotive, has acquired the plant to replace an existing acid anodising process which is being phased out in new legislation. Acid anodising is used primarily for corrosion protection on vehicles and equipment such as aeroplanes, submarine casings and dental implants.

The £250, 000 asset finance package from HSBC was complemented by a £100, 000 loan from the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) to meet growing demand for the new process. The purchase and installation of the automated plant has resulted in the creation of 16 new jobs, including production operators, administrators and management positions.

Jackie Jacobs, finance director at South West Metal Finishing, said: “There is huge growth in this area, especially since the Tartaric Sulphuric Acid Anodising process was chosen by Airbus as a replacement for Chromic Anodising. We’ve been offering this service on a small scale since 2014, but thanks to HSBC and the RGF we can now offer it on a much larger scale in a more efficient and productive way for our customers. We now expect our turnover to double each year for the next five years.”

Steve Hancock, HSBC’s Area Director for Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, commented: “We continue to support the growth aspirations of South West Metal Finishing, most recently by providing an asset-based finance package which gives the business greater flexibility to purchase what it needs, when it needs it.  It’s a package that will support the smooth running of the business and create more jobs in the local community.

“HSBC has allocated a £700 million lending fund to support SMEs in the South West this year and South West Metal Finishing is a fantastic example of the type of business that can take advantage of the funding.”

The new plant has been full tested and commissioned and is now fully operational.

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