Where we operate
Bodycote has 40 facilities in North America, concentrated where manufacturing and technical industries are located. The network includes five specialist operations, four offering hot isostatic pressing (HIP), and the other offering surface technology. HIP capacity has recently been expanded to ensure that Bodycote is best positioned to satisfy its customers’ needs when the economic climate improves.
Low pressure carburising capability has been similarly expanded. This energy efficient technology can, for example, enable automotive manufacturers to produce 7- and 8-speed automatic transmissions of modest weight and compact dimensions, which assist in the quest for lower emissions.
Bodycote has 107 facilities in Western Europe including seven HIP plants and seven dedicated surface technology facilities. The important French, German and Scandinavian markets are particularly well served with 29, 20 and 19 facilities respectively. Recent capacity extensions include expanded facilities aimed at the needs of the wind energy market.
HIP capacity has been significantly enhanced to meet customers’ growing needs for this service.
Bodycote has 31 facilities in emerging geographies and enjoys large market shares in Brazil and Eastern Europe. These markets, along with China, have a special emphasis in the group’s future growth strategy.