Scratch and Corrosion Resistant Bike Frames

Here at electroless nickel plating headquarters Nitec, we nickel plate a wide range of components, sculptures, and other items that need to be especially resistant to corrosion.

Slightly more unusual objects that we have had the pleasure of nickel plating are bikes! Road bikes and mountain bikes alike can get very dirty, and with all their exposure to mud and water, scrapes and scratches, and even just general use, it doesn’t take long for a decent bike to begin to look scruffy.

Electroless nickel plating your steel or aluminium  bike frame is the perfect solution to the problems of corrosion and wear on a bike regularly exposed to the elements. But from only £185 you can have your bike frame nickel plated to make sure it stays immaculate looking for years.

It will be resistant to corrosion, so say goodbye to rust and scratches!

We are specialists in electroless nickel plating and this service is a great way to protect your bike. All you have to do is send your bike frame to us, disassembled so that just the handlebars and frame remain, and we will nickel plate it for you in just 5 days.

To find out more about having your bike frame electroless nickel plated, contact NiTEC today on 0845 224 3571 or visit our website at for more information.


NiTEC: One of the UK’s Largest Electroless Nickel Plating Specialists

As specialists in the electroless nickel plating process, NiTEC have tanks up to 10 metres in length with a lifting capacity of up to 20 metric tonnes.

This length and lifting capacity are unique to NiTEC as an electroless nickel plating company in the UK, as the maximum competitive solution is only 3 metres in length. Here at NiTEC, we have the facilities and expertise to plate parts for large applications, such as oil pipelines.

High-end service at cost-effective price 

As specialists in the electroless nickel plating process, NiTEC’s turnaround cannot be beaten. We have 5 production lines and therefore have the capacity and speed to turnaround work very quickly. Our standard lead time is 5 days, but we can turn parts around within 24 hours. Our competitors offer a 3-5 week lead time.

We also offer supporting finishes such as bright tin plating, matt tin platingbright copper plating, as well as treatments such as shot blasting and heat treatment.

Despite NiTEC’s capacity to plate large components, no job is too small for us as a plating company. We regularly electroless nickel plate components from small pins and connectors to large castings weighing up to 25 tonnes.

NiTEC’s range of treatments, techniques  and coatings can be applied to a wide range of component types and environments, ranging from the desert to arctic conditions, to the middle of the ocean, above and beneath the waves. We have recently developed SEATEC 100 which can sustain harsh marine conditions for thousands of hours. 

To find out more about electroless nickel plating, diffused nickel plating, copper plating, shotblasting or heat treatment, visit the NiTEC website for more information.

Worldwide Electroless Nickel Plating Delivery Services

Chesterfield based electroless nickel plating specialists NiTEC are able to deliver throughout the UK, Europe and the world. We can provide a quote based on drawings emailed to us and we have a standard lead time of around 5 days.

As a company specialising in electroless nickel plating, NiTEC have developed a comprehensive range of metal finishing processes and techniques. We are able to process a wide range of materials, including plating stainless steel, plating copper and its alloys, and plating aluminium alloys.

electroless nickel plating unique art

Electroless nickel plating specialists NiTEC operate in the following sectors of industry:

  • Marine
  • Oil
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • General engineering
  • Unique art
NiTEC will work with you to ensure you get the best possible service and the right process for your industry. Whether you are looking to increase the strength of a pipe at it’s weakest level, protect the exterior of a material exposed to a marine environment, or even looking for a new alternative to stainless steel, NiTEC can help.

Contact us today to talk through your electroless nickel plating requirements and see how NiTEC can provide high quality processes at a cost to suit your business.

Chilled Iron Shot-Blasting Services

Chilled Iron Shot-Blasting Services in Derby, Nottingham, Chesterfield and Sheffield

Chilled iron shot-blasting is the perfect process to clean all types of metal. Shot blasting will remove paint adhesive, plastic/rubber insets, grease and rust, leaving the component ready to be restored as required. The most common uses of chilled iron shot blasting applications are car restoration and repair, garden furniture, steel window frames and any other metal component that has suffered the ravages of time.

Shot Blasting Case Study – Car Restoration

A customer from Nottingham brought in the chassis of a 1965 Corvette Stingray for shot-blasting. The chassis was very badly corroded and in need of extensive repair. NiTEC was able to sympathetically remove all the remaining paint and the corrosion through shot-blasting. The customer has now rebuilt the car into the stunning example pictured on the left.

Our chilled iron shot-blasting facilities

At NiTEC we pride ourselves on using the most technically advanced equipment to achieve the highest quality finish on all our projects.

Our chilled iron shot-blasting facilities include: 

• The ability to shot blast components up to 20 tonnes in weight.
• It is also possible to blast with Aluminium Oxide 180-220 grit to produce the finest surface finish if required.

• The capacity to shot-blast up to a 216m³ components.
• A 316 stainless steel booth which minimises the levels of particles which settle on the work.

If you have a current resortation or repair project you would like assistance with, or would like to enquire about our services please visit our website

What is Diffused Nickel Plating?

NiTEC’s diffused nickel plating process is the highest standard for corrosion resistance via the plating process.

This method of nickel plating is so resistant to corrosion that it is suitable for marine environments. Mild steel plated using the diffused nickel plating process can be given a 30 year sub-sea guarantee.

Diffused nickel plating has been used extensively in the end-fittings for flexible pipe lines and top-side equipment.

Benefits of diffused nickel plating

Huge cost-saving implications.

Greatly enhanced performance when compared to even the highest grade stainless steels.

Simple plating process.

Independent salt spray testing was abandoned after 2000 hours because no corrosion could be detected.

NiTEC also specialise in electroless nickel plating technology, the process of copper plating, as well as shotblasting and heat treatment.

Introducing NiTEC, Electroless Nickel Plating Specialists.

We are NiTech, specialists in electroless nickel plating.

Established in 1978, NiTEC (UK) Limited specialises in electroless nickel plating technology. Our comprehensive facilities enable us to prepare and plate all ferrous materials in common engineering use, including stainless steel, copper and its alloys and aluminium alloys.

We are located in Chesterfield, with easy access to the M1 motorway. To find out more about electroless nickel plating visit our website at