Global selective plating company, SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) partners with one of Italy’s leading specialists in the treatment of metal surfaces, Gruppo Gaser, to grow the global footprint of its SIFCO Process of selective plating.
With established European businesses in France and Sweden and partnerships in major manufacturing economies such as Germany, Austria, and Benelux, the expansion into Italy, Europe’s second largest manufacturer of engineering and metal goods, was the natural next step for SIFCO ASC, the company says.
Gruppo Gaser has five production locations across Italy—all of which will ultimately provide the SIFCO Process, a portable plating method used to enhance, repair and refurbish localized areas on components. According to SIFCO, the main application focus at the outset will be on silver plating and anodizing in the power generation and precision engineering industries.
SIFCO ASC has seven facilities across the world and now has seven authorized partners in Europe and 24 globally.
As with all SIFCO authorized partners, the company says, the Gruppo Gaser team is already benefitting from a comprehensive training program enabling them to identify selective plating applications and deliver a consistent, high quality service to customers. Five of the company’s technical engineers recently visited the UK to complete a full induction program.
“Our engineers found their recent training in the UK extremely valuable and are already identifying opportunities in our current portfolio,” Gruppo Gaser CEO Gianni Franzosi says. “We welcome the SIFCO Process into Italy and look forward to working in partnership with the experienced team at SIFCO ASC.”
“Italy is known for its innovation in engineering and every day the SIFCO Process is providing efficiencies for businesses across the world,” Mark Cattle, group sales director at SIFCO ASC adds. “With Gruppo Gaser’s established reputation in surface treatment and focus on the power generation and precision engineering sectors in particular, they are the obvious partner for us.”
For more information on SIFCO ASC, visit sifcoasc.com.
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