FP Advanced

A reputation based on four decades in the industry

We are experts in surface finishing, offering the latest coating technology in the form of electropainting and powder coating to the most demanding customer specifications.

Established in 1978 as Foleshill Plating Company Limited, FP Advanced Coatings Limited began life as an electroplating company on Black Horse Road, in Exhall, just outside Coventry. Over four decades later, we own three electrophoretic coating (e-coat) lines, two powder coat lines, and on-site support processes. 

Such processes enable us to coat metals (primarily steels and aluminium), in the form of pressings, laser-cut and formed components, castings, and welded fabrications, up to four metres in length.

Still based in Exhall, the company moved to its current site on the Bayton Road Industrial Estate in 1980. Reflecting our move away from plating processes to focus on e-coating and powder coating, the company changed its name to FP Advanced Coatings Limited in 2017. 

Despite a significant percentage of our services being dedicated to coating parts for the automotive sector, including luxury vehicle suppliers such as Aston Martin, McLaren and Bentley, our surface coating processes are extremely flexible. From small washers and fastenings, to domestic radiators and construction vehicle components, our lines can accommodate a wide range of parts – we have even coated bed frames for Birmingham’s Nightingale Hospital, early on in the pandemic.

With five process lines, we have an impressive capacity and ability to tailor our processes to suit your requirements – your components are in safe and reliable hands.

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Established in 1978 as the Foleshill Plating Company Limited, we have a reputation for high quality, short lead times and outstanding customer service. Our facilities include three e-coat lines, two powder coat lines and on-site support processes, offering our customers both process capacity and the ability to meet their particular requirements. You can trust us with your components.

Established as Foleshill Plating Company Limited

1978
1980

Moved to current site on Bayton Road Industrial Estate in Exhall, near Coventry

First e-coat line installed

2006

Second e-coat line in use

2011

First powder coat line installed

2012
Powder Coating
2015

New building extension and installation of third e-coat line completed

2016

Further building extension and second powder coat line installation

Last plating process line was dismantled

2016
2017

November - Changed trading name to FP Advanced Coatings Limited, to better represent the processes and services offered

Auto-analysing and auto-dosing technology introduced across all lines

2018
2018

January - New logistics and quality offices completed

Building extension for additional storage space completed

2019

Facilities

Equipped with the very latest coating technology, with an in-house laboratory and test area, our on-site facilities enable us to produce the highest quality of finishes.

Why us?

FP Advanced Coatings Limited combines experience, innovation, and the capacity to coat customer components on an impressive scale.

We have found that the quality of product, delivery performance, and communications are of a high standard. Thank you for your continued support.

Irish Pressings Ltd.

Such a wonderful company to deal with through all levels of the organisation. Truly no negative feedback for any department.

Star Precision Tools Ltd.

As a rapid prototype facility speed is essential. FP Advanced have constantly delivered, always being flexible, and often surpassing our demands.

Nèos Automotive

FP Advanced staff are always helpful and any enquiries and/or issues are acted upon swiftly and dealt with in a timely and professional manner.

Park Sheet Metal

We have found that the quality of product, delivery performance, and communications are of a high standard. Thank you for your continued support.

Irish Pressings Ltd.

Such a wonderful company to deal with through all levels of the organisation. Truly no negative feedback for any department.

Star Precision Tools Ltd.

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