Stadco, a supplier of body-in-white (unfinished vehicle body structures) services and facilities for the global automotive industry, has announced further investment at its Coventry paint shop.
The investment sees Stadco’s paintshop switching to a Powercron 6200 cationic epoxy electrocoat supplied by coatings specialists PPG Industries. This means it will now be able to coat all components going through the facility with black paint, a frequently requested colour choice for OEM customers and component manufacturers.
Stadco’s paint shop facility in Coventry is one of the largest in the UK outside of a major OEM. It can process everything from individual components, large body panels to complete vehicle bodies.
This capability recently saw Stadco win a contract with Marshall Specialist Vehicles thanks to its ability to process and apply paint to the large vehicle cargo bed Marshall SV is supplying for the new MAN Logistics Support Vehicle for the Ministry of Defence. Stadco said the Powercron 6200’s improved corrosion resistance properties are particularly suited to heavy-duty truck applications.
The Stadco paint facility can also process components in any steel substrate or aluminium in order to accommodate the increasing use of multi-materials in the manufacturer of vehicles.
Stadco is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of body-in-white panels and assemblies to vehicle manufacturers including Ford, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Aston Martin, GM and Toyota. Stadco has five manufacturing sites, four in the UK and one in Germany. It also operates in South America and India and has recently announced plans to start operations in Russia.