The average plating shop has about eight finishing lines in use, while the average Top Shops has almost 13 lines, according to the 2017 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey results. The median of all shops was seven shops. All other shops averaged about three finishing lines per plant.
Editor PickTop Plating Certifications
More than 63 percent of all shops have an ISO9001 certification, the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system. That was the top certification for platers in the 2017 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey. Nadcap survey was second on the list with 34 percent, followed by AS9100 at 25 percent and ISO16949.