Established in Sheffield in 1960 Metapic moved to its purpose built site in Chesterfield in 1964 to provide a greater facility for pickling and passivation for the steel mills of the area.
During the next 50 years as the production of raw plate and bar declined, the company diversified to provide a facility for the pickling and passivation of pipework, vessels, castings and other varied products in stainless steel and associated materials.
In 1989 due to ever increasing demands from customers for Quality Approved sources the company attained the prestigious BS5750 Quality Approval and have retained this throughout its transition to the current ISO 9001 standard.
The main processing factory covers an area of over 11,000 square feet and is set within a 3 acre site. The factory is serviced by three 5 tonne overhead cranes which can be used for tandem lifts of 10 tonnes if required.
Here at Metapic we have some of the largest processing tanks in Europe to process maximum lengths of 15.5 metres and widths of 6 metres. At any one time a minimum of 25 tanks of varying dimensions are available for production but these can be easily interchanged with others to suit individual jobs with differing dimensions and complexities.
Our facility is Registered with the Environment Agency under IPPC in line with European Guidelines and Legislation
We have an extremely wide customer base serving many different sectors including Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Water Treatment, Defence, Aerospace, Architectural, Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverages.
We pride ourselves on the fact that we look after all our customers both large and small, with the same dedication towards producing a quality service and a quality finish. Our customers benefit from the quickest, most convenient and cost effective quality assured acid immersion services available.
This means they avoid the bother and considerable expense of having to set up and become directly involved in treating their own products, with difficult, and potentially very hazardous acid processes themselves, with all the potential risk for accidents and consequential losses that such operations can potentially incur.