Leeds-based engineering firm Corrocoat recently celebrated the successful first anniversary of a joint venture in
Corrocoat joined forces a year ago with existing licensees Kirloskar Brothers, an Indian engineering group and fluid handling systems specialist.
Based in Pune, the new company, Corrocoat Private, manufactures high performance materials from the
This involves Corrocoat coatings being applied to 850 of Kirloskar’s pumps, ordered by the Indian Ministry of Defence for remote regions and border outposts.
Corrocoat chief executive Charles Watkinson said: ‘The success of this joint venture opens up new opportunities to expand our international business interests. Over the next few years we expect to see a tenfold increase in production capacity in
Separately, large bore butterfly valves, engineered at Corrocoat’s Leeds headquarters, are to be installed as key components in major water cooling applications throughout the
Corrocoat claims it is one of the few companies in Britain able to manufacture equipment of this size, ranging from 48″ to 132″ in diameter. Consequently, it has substantial contracts in production, chiefly for Scottish Power and British Energy Generation.
Contracts have also been gained for applications at power plants in