As a truly global provider of subcontract thermal processing services, Bodycote is able to offer a significant advantage to its customers. Through an international network of plants, Bodycote utilises a wealth of knowledge, experience and specialist expertise to deliver quality service when and where it’s needed.
Bodycote’s thermal processing services are comprised of a number of core technologies, which include heat treatments, metal joining, hot isostatic pressing and surface technology.
The global network operates from over 180 locations, with customers benefiting from Bodycote’s comprehensive range of services from multiple locations. Customers know that if their business expands, Bodycote has the capability to meet their needs. The same process at the same quality standards can be obtained from multiple locations.
This large network allows customers to take advantage of economies of scale, with local technology being available globally. Bodycote’s clients benefit on a local level through expertise leveraged across the group to develop efficiencies and techniques that deliver high quality, reliable and cost effective solutions.
Founded by the Bodycote family in the early 1900s, the company has developed through organic growth and a series of strategic acquisitions to become the international leader in thermal processing, employing over 5000 employees worldwide.
Thermal processing is a vital part of any manufacturing process and includes a variety of techniques and specialised engineering processes which improve the properties of metals and alloys. Clients recognise the reliability and assurance that Bodycote can provide through almost a century of thermal processing experience and an extensive range of internationally recognised quality accreditations.
Bodycote recognises the diversity in its client base, and also how demands and priorities in these sectors differ. The business structure has been aligned to markets to more closely service these needs. Bodycote serves the aerospace defence and energy markets’ global demands through coordinated facilities attuned to their specific needs. Automotive and general industrial clients are serviced with a focus on locality, convenience and flexibility.