A  Hardide coating reactor being loaded with components.
A Hardide coating reactor being loaded with components.

The investment will see Hardide Coatings expand the availability of its nanostructured coatings throughout North America. 

The 26,000 ft2 facility in Martinsville, Virginia, will house new and bespoke chemical vapour deposition (CVD) coating reactors as well as the latest pre-treatment, inspection, quality assurance and finishing equipment. It will service existing and new customers in the oil and gas, aerospace, flow control and advanced engineering markets.  

Boosting business

The facility is expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2015 and to create up to 29 jobs in the first three years.  The investment follows Hardide’s recent increase in capacity at its UK facility in Bicester. 

“Demand from customers in North America is developing well and a local production facility will significantly boost the business available to us,” said Philip Kirkham, CEO of Hardide plc. “It will provide a strong platform for developing further business as well as the diversification of our customer base.”