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.


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

Nickel: The Facts

As Electroless nickel plating specialists, NiTEC know a lot about nickel. So we’ve gathered together the best facts about our favourite metal!

Nickel occurs naturally.

It is a lustrous, silvery-white metallic element.

Nickel is the fifth most common element on earth.

It occurs extensively in the earth’s crust.

Most of the nickel cannot be excavated because it is in the earth’s core.

The melting point of  nickel is 1453 ºC, which is very high.

Nickel resists corrosion and oxidation.

It is very ductile.

It alloys readily.

It is magnetic at room temperature.

Nickel can be deposited by electroplating.

It has catalytic properties.

Nickel and NiTEC

As well a electroless nickel plating, we also specialise in diffused nickel plating finishes, copper plating as a process, shotblasting and heat treatment.

To find out more about electroless nickel plating visit our website at