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South West Metal Finishing

South West Metal Finishing, established in 1931, is the largest division of EIC Group, occupying over 30,000 square feet of production space in a purpose built factory on the Marsh Barton trading estate, close to junction 31 of the M5 at Exeter. Production facilities on site are extensive and range from fully automatic lines for bulk processing to manually operated lines for all specialist finishes or for intricate and complex parts which demand very high standards of finish. The company is approved to ISO 14001 environmental management standard with all processes on site operating to ISO 9001 quality requirements. The company also holds AS9100 and NADCAP accreditation and is approved by most major aerospace manufacturers. Full certification is available if required. Through our fully trained staff we are able to offer an enviable range of processes and testing facilities, which are being constantly updated to meet future requirements and the latest technological advances within our industry. We can also assist on advice for applications and their suitability for use through our highly skilled technical department. The main industrial sectors serviced by South West Metal Finishing include aerospace, automotive, electrical and general engineering.

See our full list of surface treatment processes here

Our factory at Yeovil now comes under the South West Metal Finishing umbrella and with its recently installed state of the art cadmium facility can offer faster turnaround times on cadmium plating. The Yeovil outlet also continues to offer a range of other surface treatments as before.

Collection & Delivery

Our own fleet of vehicles operates a regular collection and delivery service covering Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucester. Other areas are serviced by arrangement

Non-Destructive Testing

South West Metal Finishing Ltd holds NADCAP approval to carry out both magnetic particle and liquid penetrant inspection. Our trained level II technicians are qualified to carry out complete inspection on components for the aerospace and general engineering industries. Liquid penetrant inspection can only be used for detecting discontinuities which are open to the surface on metals and other non-porous components such as castings, forgings, machined and fabricated parts. Our company can now offer a service on all our customers components to be inspected by both water washable and post emulsifiable penetrant processes (all tank sizes 2'x2'x2'). Magnetic particle inspection is another NDT method which provides the means of detecting surface and sub-surface discontinuities in magnetiseable ferrous components. This process is considerably different to liquid penetrant inspection and is able to give a high degree of assurance of quality to a product. Our recent investment into new plant will offer all our customers the advantage and convenience of non-destructive testing on a wide variety of components before and/or after plating with 100% quality assurance.


Alphinbrook Road
Marsh Barton
Exeter EX2 8TJ

Tel: +44 (0) 1392 258234 Fax: +44 (0) 1392 421538