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South West Metal Finishing, 8 Alphin Brook Rd, Exeter EX2 8TJ

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South West Metal Finishing, established in 1931, is the largest facility of the group, occupying over 30,000 square feet of production space in a purpose built factory on the Marsh Barton trading estate, close to junction 31 of the M5 at Exeter. Production facilities on site are extensive and range from fully automatic lines for bulk processing to manually operated lines for all specialist finishes or for intricate and complex parts which demand very high standards of finish. The company is approved to ISO 14001 environmental management standard with all processes on site operating to ISO 9001 quality requirements. The company also holds AS9100 and NADCAP accreditation and is approved by most major aerospace manufacturers. Full certification is available if required.

Through our fully trained staff we are able to offer an enviable range of processes and testing facilities, which are being constantly updated to meet future requirements and the latest technological advances within our industry. We can also assist on advice for applications and their suitability for use through our highly skilled technical department. The main industrial sectors serviced by South West Metal Finishing include aerospace, automotive, electrical and general engineering.

Collection and Delivery

Our own fleet of vehicles operates a regular collection and delivery service covering Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucester. Other areas are serviced by arrangement

Non-Destructive Testing

South West Metal Finishing Ltd holds NADCAP approval to carry out both magnetic particle and liquid penetrant inspection. Our trained level II technicians are qualified to carry out complete inspection on components for the aerospace and general engineering industries. Liquid penetrant inspection can only be used for detecting discontinuities which are open to the surface on metals and other non-porous components such as castings, forgings, machined and fabricated parts. Our company can now offer a service on all our customers components to be inspected by both water washable and post emulsifiable penetrant processes (all tank sizes 2’x2’x2′). Magnetic particle inspection is another NDT method which provides the means of detecting surface and sub-surface discontinuities in magnetiseable ferrous components. This process is considerably different to liquid penetrant inspection and is able to give a high degree of assurance of quality to a product. Our recent investment into new plant will offer all our customers the advantage and convenience of non-destructive testing on a wide variety of components before and/or after plating with 100% quality assurance.


South West Metal Finishing,
8 Alphin Brook Rd,
Exeter EX2 8TJ


01392 258234

Lyndon Follows MBA
Group Managing Director
Contact on extension: 07936368216

Matt Rose
Chief Estimator
Contact on extension: 255

Violeta Popescu
Marketing Executive
Contact on extension: 259

Chris Smith
Customer Services Manager
Contact on extension: 229

Sarah Brzozowski
Customer Services
Contact on extension: 270

James Bradbury
Director of Quality
Contact on extension: 07716640630

Kristen Mitchell
Quality Manager
Contact on extension: 07483016368

Alan Prouse
Director of Technology
Contact on extension: 07712663928


Surface treatment services to the aerospace and other high technology sectors.

Surface Coatings

We offer an extensive range of coating services including Electroplating, Electroless Plating, Anodising, Conversion Coatings, Paint and Non Destructive Testing.

The Environment

As a business, South West Metal Finishing recognises its Duty of Care with respect to the environment.