Wolverhampton Electro Plating Ltd

Wolverhampton Electro Plating Ltd (WEP) offers paint plating and electroplating services to a high standard, ensuring satisfaction of our customers. We are capable of meeting the electroplating (UK) requirements of a wide range of markets for all electroplating needs.

WEP offers bulk processes including barrel zinc and zinc nickel electroplating lines. Mechanical barrel plating of zinc, tin zinc and Almac are also provided, with a comprehensive range of passivates and torque modifying top–coats. These include the latest MacDermid heavy weight trivalent passivates. Electroplating is used for variety of reasons, including corrosion protection, wear resistance and to enhance conductivity.

A major feature of paint plating is the dip spin section for zinc flake and organic coatings. Anochrome Group is the only UK based company offering all the major zinc flake based paint plating systems. This includes: Dorken’s materials Delta® coating in KL100, NOF’s Geomet coatings, Magni coatings, Magni® 565 or B46 with optional (Black) top coats. Organic coatings include Whitford’s Xylan® products.

Planetary Coating Benefits

WEP is the chosen UK site for the Group’s planetary coating lines. These high quality, modern processes help reduce the industrial issue of restricted recesses.

Originally, paint plating could result in completely blocked recess drives (commonly termed as recess infill), but newer processes have now moved on to a more recent problem of ‘restricted’ or tight recesses. A traditional dip spin process comprises of dipping a basket of parts into a paint bath and then spinning off the excess. During the spin process centrifugal force drives excess paint out of the recess for parts with the head facing outwards. Any parts that lie in the basket facing inwards, the centrifugal force drives excess coating into the recess. To counter this, WEP uses planetary motion to move the parts around vigorously, vastly reducing the occurrence of this. These plants are ideally suited to small fasteners and self-tapping screws. We can process sizes down to M4 which can be coated in a range of zinc flake or organic black finishes such as Xylan and Delta Coll. WEP also offer a very competitively priced induction hardening facility for thread forming fasteners ranging from M5 – M14.

Our metal finishing processes are supported by quality, environmental, training and development accreditations, designed to regulate and enhance company performance in pursuit of the objectives and aims within its policies.


Wolverhampton Electro Plating Ltd
Wood Lane
WV10 8HN

Tel: +44 (0)1902 397333

Email: sales@wepltd.co.uk