SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) has welcomed a new General Manager to oversee their French operation. Nicolas Baudin brings with him a wealth of experience in R&D project leadership and joins SIFCO ASC from GreenChem, one of Europe’s largest AdBlue chemical manufacturers and distributors.
Nicolas previously worked for Vallourec for over 10 years, holding various positions including R&D Project leader and Industrialization Manager. He will be a driving force in maximizing new commercial and technical development opportunities for the business.
SIFCO ASC France is a key supplier of selective electroplating services, chemicals and equipment to the aerospace, power generation, oil & gas and defense industry sectors. The unique SIFCO Process® is used to enhance, repair or refurbish critical components and help reduce downtime. The company is pioneering the use of robotics and the automation of selective electroplating and recently supplied Safran Landing Systems with a custom designed robotic plating station that provides the traceability and repeatability needed to meet the customer’s manufacturing requirements.
SIFCO ASC’s Group Managing Director, Lee Shelton said, “Nicolas was instrumental in the successful development of the Cleanwell project for Vallourec, creating a totally dry multi-function coating for Oil & Gas pipe threads. He is well known to the technical teams at SIFCO ASC and NHE, our sister company in the UK”
“Customer application R&D projects play a key role in the future growth plans for SIFCO ASC France and with significant engineering project management and R&D experience, Nicolas is an excellent fit with the future direction and goals of the business.”
For more information on SIFCO ASC France, visit: www.sifcoasc.fr
*The SIFCO ASC Process is a unique and portable plating method used to enhance, repair and refurbish localized areas on components.
About SIFCO ASC
SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts provide practical, cost-effective selective brush plating solutions to improve part performance and reduce manufacturing costs through corrosion protection, increased wear resistance, increased hardness, improved conductivity, anti-galling or slip. SIFCO ASC surface enhancement technologies and brush plating services have been utilized for over 50 years on both OEM components and on parts requiring refurbishment in the aerospace, oil and gas, general industry and power generation sectors.
About Norman Hay plc
Norman Hay plc is a global chemicals, sealants, surface coatings and engineering group with more than 70 years trading history. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, the group operates four main divisions: Ultraseal, the market leader in impregnation chemicals and process equipment; Surface Technology, specialists in the development and application of surface treatments with well-known brands including Armourcote; SIFCO ASC, global leaders in selective plating; NHE, manufacturing bespoke process plant and equipment.
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