Industries we work with

Automotive

 

Automotive OEM’s recognize the value that surface treatment brings to their finished product. They understand that their reputation, future success, and most importantly, the safety of their customer can be just one bad design decision away. It’s more important now than ever to choose the right surface finishing partner. Automotive design engineers from many of the world’s leading car manufacturers and tier one suppliers have come to rely upon Hockley Enterprises.

Aerospace

 

Plating and Electroplating in the Aerospace Industry will bring additional properties and strengths to metallic parts.

Electroplating works on mechanical, electrical, and aesthetic properties. Within the mechanical properties, it improves the resistance to wear, temperature, abrasion, corrosion resistance, and the coefficient of friction or sliding friction (i.e. as in the case of a screw/fastener). The improvement of contact resistance, conductibility or shielding will be achieved within the electrical properties. Aesthetic properties will see an improved brightness, dull, or satin features of the parts.

Wire Goods

 

Wire Goods are found everywhere: shopping carts, oven grills, cable wire trays, and wine storage racks, to name a few.

Plating is the most commonly used method to achieve various performance characteristics, such as enhanced resistance to corrosion along with appealing decorative features and improved wear and handling resistance.

Sanitary Fittings

 

High decorative qualities combined with excellent corrosion resistance are the fundamental requirements of the decorative market. The main players of this market are: Sanitary Fittings, Furniture and Lighting.

Building

 

When one thinks Building Industry materials, they may automatically think of concrete blocks, bricks and roof tiles. However, what we often forget are the numerous plated parts that protect our homes and offices against tarnishing and corrosion or simply the enhancements that follow the latest trends and fashion.

Electronics

 

The Electronics and Connectors Industries are fast growing businesses and markets. More vehicles, planes, computers and hardware, or the fairly new GPS instruments are all evidence that this equipment is for everyone and used everywhere.

Leisure Equipment

 

Electroplating plays a major role in the leisure equipment industry. Leisure equipment includes such items as fitness articles, bicycles, garden tools, camping accessories and musical instruments.

Although dependent upon both the substrate and final use, these items are generally “Chrome plated” with the combination of Copper, Nickel and Chromium or just with Nickel and Chromium.

The various layers provide wear and corrosion resistance to the plated articles as well as an aesthetic and anti-tarnish effect.

Furniture

 

High decorative qualities combined with excellent corrosion resistance are the fundamental requirements of the Decorative Market. The main players of this market are: Furniture, Sanitary Fittings and Lighting, in which functionally and aesthetic enhancement can be achieved with electroplating.

Lighting

 

High decorative qualities combined with excellent corrosion resistance are the fundamental requirements of the decorative market. The main players of this market are: Sanitary Fittings, Furniture and Lighting.