We always welcome applications for machine fitters, machinists, plating technicians and engineers across a whole host of disciplines.

About BEP Surface Technologies

Capability you won't find elsewhere in the UK

BEP provide an extensive range of hard chrome, nickel and copper plating services and surface finishing, from turbines and large rotors for the energy sector through to small shafts and all types of rotating equipment. We are certified ‘Fit For Nuclear’ and hold ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001.

We manufacturer and service copper-shelled heat transfer and chill rolls for many different industries, and have the capability to electroform high-quality, seamless, copper tubes to any thickness our clients specify.

BEP Surface Technologies specialise in turning and cylindrical grinding of a huge range of industrial components. From pump shafts to chill rolls, weighing from a few kilos to 20 tonnes to tolerances finer than the width of a human hair. 

You will not find our level of capability anywhere else in the UK.

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Our history

Over 50 years of engineering excellence

BEP Surface Technologies roots go back to 1970, when Bury Electroplating Company first opened its doors for business from small premises on Gigg Lane, Bury, Lancashire.

Over the next decade, a grinding services company was established which prompted a move to new, larger, premises at our current site on Eton Hill Road. At this stage, the company had begun to process rolls for many different industries including glass, steel, plastics calendering and laminating, film casting and photographic paper. New processes such as turning, polishing, grinding, superfinishing, shotblasting and nickel plating followed along with a new laboratory and factory extension to house them.

Textured chromium surfaces with much higher peak counts than could ever be obtained by shotblasting alone were developed for demanding roll applications. Following two years of development work, our groundbreaking copper shelled cooling roll technology was introduced in 2003.

With new technology came a new beginning and in 2004 the company was renamed BEP Surface Technologies Limited. Continued development of unique skills, precision engineering and surface technologies expanded our customer base to organisations of all sizes, both in the UK and overseas.

Now, BEP work with world-leading organisations, businesses, academia and governments to develop new and innovative processes for electro-plating and surface technologies. Including chrome plating, copper plating and precision machining of large components. We work as research partners and consultants, transitioning projects into reality and creating entirely new industries in the process.