Selective plating technology and solutions provider, SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC), has completed the expansion of its Swedish facility.

The project commenced in September 2013 and took eight months to complete. The expansion of the site in Rättvik, Sweden has added 250m² to the facility – bringing the plant’s total area to 680m².

The plant had been frequently working at full capacity prior to the expansion, due to high customer demand.

Providing a large amount of selective plating work for the power generation industry, SIFCO ASC Sweden’s customers include Siemens and ABB.

The SIFCO Process® for selective electroplating helps chemical and petrochemical plants execute fast, efficient and cost-effective maintenance turnarounds. By utilising the SIFCO Process®, maintenance engineers and general contractors can repair pumps, motors, flanges, valves, and other components on-site by applying metal to the components without the heat or distortion caused by welding or flame-spraying.

Lee Shelton, Group Managing Director at SIFCO ASC, said: “The expansion gives SIFCO ASC Sweden the opportunity to develop its business and shows how SIFCO ASC is continuing to grow with the support of Norman Hay plc. The Rättvik factory is SIFCO ASC’s foothold in the Nordic region and this development should enable us to extend our services, not only across Scandinavia but also to Russia.

“The additional space at our Swedish site will allow further sales growth through increased capacity and manpower, whilst at the same time facilitating site layout improvements that benefit the health and safety of all employees.”

With over 50 years’ experience, SIFCO ASC has been helping customers meet their selective plating requirements. Selective plating is a portable plating method used to enhance, repair, and refurbish localised areas on manufactured components.