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Hardide Coatings’ new facility in Bicester receives approval from Airbus

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Hardide Coatings new facility in Bicester receives Airbus approval
Hardide Coatings’ new facility in Bicester that has received full approval from Airbus.

Hardide Coatings has received full approval from Airbus to coat and process its components at its new and larger Longlands Road facility in Bicester.

Hardide Coatings is a global provider of advanced tungsten carbide/tungsten metal matrix composite coatings to significantly increase the life of critical metal parts operating in abrasive, erosive, corrosive and chemically aggressive environments.

This approval follows the relocation of the company and its equipment from Wedgwood Road, Bicester to newly built premises at Longlands Road, Bicester last year.

The final coating reactor that remained in the Wedgwood Road site, specifically to coat Airbus parts, has now been relocated to the Longlands Road facility.

The old Wedgwood Road site is now being decommissioned before the lease terminates in October 2021.

Commenting on the approval, Philip Kirkham, CEO of Hardide plc, said: “This approval is very positive news and is the result of extensive testing and verification by Airbus of all the processes at the newly built Longlands Road facility.

“The Airbus approval is testament to our coatings’ capabilities and means that we can now close the door on our old premises and concentrate all our aerospace processing at our modern and much larger, custom-fitted new site.”

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