Metal finishing solutions for industry sectors across the UK

It’s hard to think of any industry in the UK that doesn’t benefit from electroplating in one form or another. From car assembly lines to oil rigs, from mobile phones to ventilators, metal finishing, surface coating, and electroplating plays a pivotal role in every sector of our daily lives.

Here at Karas Plating, we work alongside industry leaders across most of those sectors, producing and delivering exceptional plated components to clients in every industry. Our metal finishing facility in Leigh operates on a 24-hour basis, creating plated materials of the highest possibility.

As seasoned professionals with a seven-decade trading history, we understand better than anyone what our clients are looking for when it comes to electroplating: a fast, efficient service, consistent quality, and technical know-how. Here at Karas Plating, we provide all three, no matter what sector youre in.

These are just a handful of the industry sectors to whom we provide essential plated components.

automotive Industry

The automotive industry uses plated components to make their vehicles more efficient at every stage of their manufacture. From gold-plated micro-components in the ECU, to nickel-plated, corrosion-resistant parts, all the way to metal-plated plastic parts to create lightweight bodywork.

Electrical Industry

When using metal plating techniques in the electrical and electronic sectors, the two key concerns are precision and conductivity. Often you have to risk one in order to benefit from the other. This is where our expertise comes in, balancing the pros and cons of each metal, in order to deliver electronic components that work the way you need them to.

Power Generation Industry

Whether we’re talking about the National Grid, criss-crossing the country providing the nation with its electricity, or more renewable sources of power generation like wind turbines and solar panels, electroplating is essential to the power industry. Components undergo great pressure on a day-to-day basis and must be robust enough to withstand the strain.

Medical industry

All manner of medical equipment needs reliable electroplating solutions in order to do their job. From sterile surgical instruments to components for larger pieces of medical apparatus, the quality of our plating techniques can literally affect lives.

Petrochemical Industry

If components used in the power generation industry are under stress, it is nothing compared to the petrochemical sector. From North Sea oil rigs, to the processing centres for petroleum and natural gas, through to the pipeline infrastructure that gets it to our homes, the industry needs plated materials that can survive in the harshest of environments.


The British defence industry utilises many of the electroplating processes that we have perfected here at Karas Plating. Precision plating is required to create reliable defence products. Likewise, they must be resistant to heat, corrosion, and other environmental considerations, since they might be deployed anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice.


Much like the automotive industry, the British aerospace sector relies on a wide variety of plating techniques at every stage of production. From making their components more hard wearing or resistant to corrosion, to improving the conductivity of electronic equipment, all aspects of the aerospace industry require the very best in professional metal finishing and plating, as provided by the Karas Plating team.


Of course, many of the other industry sectors mentioned on this pages involve some measure of engineering. However, engineering is an umbrella term that covers dozens of other industries not listed here. Whatever sector you are involved in as an engineer, you will need quality plating services to improve the shelf life or performance of your products. Luckily, at Karas Plating, we can help you find the perfect solution.


The UKs rail and transportation industry depends upon electroplating to protect its component parts from the harsh environmental conditions they must endure every day. These components need to be resistant to both oxidation and cold, as well as all extremes of temperature. Conductive electroplating methods are also essential to ensure the accuracy of the many electronic applications used in the industry.

Get in touch

Whichever sector your business belongs to, we have the tools, the experience, and the technical expertise to assist you with all your plating needs. Do discuss how we can help your business, call Karas Plating today on 0333 121 0151.