WEC Group Ltd Expand Further with the Launch of Brand New Powder Coating Company!


WEC Powder Coating is the brand new division of WEC Group Ltd offering subcontract powder coating services nationwide. The company has been launched as a way of furthering our ambitions of becoming a true one-stop-shop. This is a welcome addition to our already extensive list of engineering services including fabrication, laser & waterjet cutting, CNC machining and sheet metalwork.

The £500,000 investment in the latest technology now allows us to offer a high-end powder coating service our customer list across a wide range of industries including rail, automotive, nuclear and aerospace to name but a few. Based at the group's headquarters in Darwen, Lancashire, the new powder coating line will also enable the us to pursue new business opportunities on a subcontract basis.

We selected Swiss Manufacturer Gema as the supplier of their new powder coating system which comes equipped with automatic reciprocators, a 90% recovery system and a 4 stage in-line pre-treatment plant.

Over the past few years, we have already brought our CNC Machining and waterjet cutting requirements in-house through acquisitions as well as heavy investments in new machinery and additional manufacturing floorspace. We also recently bought a six acre site at the Walker Business Park in Blackburn, adding much needed production space for further expansion.

Wayne Wild, Commercial Group Director for WEC Group Ltd, said: "We're proud to be one of the very few companies in the UK that now offers our whole range of services in-house. The new powder coating division allows us to do everything under one roof, improving lead times and reducing transport costs. It also puts us in a strong position to establish additional partnerships with First Tiers and OEMs.

"We continue to invest in our workforce as we look to continue our growth. Job creation is important to us and the new division could potentially create 25 new jobs."

WEC Powder Coating provide cost-effective powder coating solutions for customers, for all ongoing contracts and one off orders. If you would like more information, please contact us on 01254 773 718 or e-mail powdercoating@wecl.co.uk.