Nasmyth Group Opens California Facility

The Nadcap-certified processing line will be able to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing Type II sulfuric anodizing, Type III hard anodizing, passivation and chemical film conversion.

Nasmyth Group, an aerospace metal finisher based in the United Kingdom, opened a new facility in the Valencia area of southern California on March 22. 

“Opening a new facility in the Santa Clarita Valley is a great opportunity for Nasmyth Group as well as for our customers,” CEO Peter Smith says. “We will be able to deliver finishing services to the very best standards with all the certifications required by our customers.”

The Nasmyth TMF facility’s Nadcap-certified processing line will be able to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing Type II sulfuric anodizing, Type III hard anodizing, passivation and chemical film conversion. The facility also includes a full non-destructive test department and laboratory.

“This California location has a mass of opportunities for Nasmyth TMF capabilities,” says Geoff Folks, executive vice president of Nasmyth TMF. “Being in the Santa Clarita Valley has positioned us with over 100 potential SMEs that meet the requirements of Nasmyth TMF.”

Nasmyth moved an existing team of high-skilled employees to the new facility and plans to hire an additional 40 workers in the next two years. The company expect to complete Phase 3 a new, state-of-the-art metal finishing line by July. 

Founded in 1955, Nasmyth TMF is one of 13 units of the Nasmyth Group, which is set up in four divisions: Systems and Defense, Metallics, Technologies, and Metal Treatments. The group was formed in 2003 with acquisitions of Bulwell Precision Engineers Ltd. and Metal Process Services Ltd. Nasmyth Group, which acquired Nasmyth TMF in 2014, has more than 800 employees and revenues of more than $120 million, with operations in the United Kingdom, United States and India.