Twickenham Plating Group

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Technical Plating Services

Recent Developments and History

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Recent Developments

2018 – TPG are pleased to confirm that they have completed their transition to the new quality and environmental standards and our Quality Management System and Environmental Management System now comply to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 respectively.

2018 – Francisco Elliott awarded the Foundation Course Certificate in Surface Finishing from the Institute of Materials Finishing.

2017 – From 21st September 2017 TPG is pleased to confirm that we can offer REACH Compliant SurTec 650 and Iridite NCP aluminium conversion coatings following the 'Sunset' date for Hexavalent Chrome which resulted in Alocrom 100 and Alcocrom 1000 being unauthorised for future use.

2017 – Eugenia Tranca, Laboratory Technician, awarded Technician's Certificate in Materials Science and Principles of Electroplating from the Institute of Materials Finishing.

2016 – TPG Exhibit at Electronica in Munich, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems and Applications.
2016 - TPG Exhibit at Electronica in Munich, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems and Applications.

2016 – Francisco Elliott and Daniel Pearson awarded Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Improving Operational Performance.

2015 – Anna Langier, TPG Quality Engineer, awarded BSI Diploma in Quality Management.

2015 – TPG is awarded best supplier for Quality from a major European OEM as a result of zero defects for the whole of 2014.
2015 - TPG is awarded best supplier for Quality from a major European OEM as a result of zero defects for the whole of 2014.

2014 – The building has thermal insulation cladding installed to reduce our carbon footprint even further.
2014 - The building has thermal insulation cladding installed to reduce our carbon footprint even further.

2013 – Management Team complete ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management.

2012 – TPG installs new Zinc Nickel black process as another real alternative to Cadmium plating.

2012 – TPG is pleased to announce that our Environmental Management System has been approved to ISO 14001:2004.

2012 TPG Engineering Apprentice, James Lewis, receiving the Yeovil College Lawrence Cove Shield for engineering excellence.
2012 - TPG Engineering Apprentice, James Lewis, receiving the Yeovil College Lawrence Cove Shield for engineering excellence

2011 A new reverse osmosis water purification system has been installed to replace our existing de-ionisation plant in order to improve water purity and reduce our overall water consumption.

2010 - The Company's Carbon Footprint has been further reduced by installing energy efficient process heating systems and new component drying ovens. New processes installed include high phosphorus electroless nickel and black electroless nickel.

2009 - Voltage Optimisation Technology installed to reduce electrical consumption and the Company's carbon footprint.

2009 - TPG Quality Management System approved to BS EN ISO 9001:2008

2008 – Energy reviews undertaken to reduce the company’s carbon footprint.

2007 – Examples of specialist selective pure gold plating completed on large bespoke items.
2007 – Examples of specialist selective pure gold plating completed on large bespoke items 2007 – Examples of specialist selective pure gold plating completed on large bespoke items

2006 - TPG develop “Twickcoat”, a RoHS compliant conversion coating for Zinc Diecasts.

2005 - TPG installs RoHS compliant Electroless Nickel.

2004 - TPG's Technical Manager becomes Chairman of the Institute of Metal Finishing (Southern Branch).

2003 - TPG Quality Management System approved to BS EN ISO 9001:2000.

2002 - TPG installs new material handling accumulators for Reel to Reel
2002 - New material handling accumulators for Reel to Reel installed

2001 - TPG installs RoHS compliant silver passivate process.

2001 - TPG installs semi-automatic degreasing plant to comply with the Solvent Emissions Directive
2001 - Semi-automatic degreasing plant installed

2000 - TPG develops and implements the process for gold plating fibre optics.

1999 - Inline computer vision inspection equipment installed.
1999 - Inline computer vision inspection equipment  installed

1997 - TPG developed (with supplier) and installed RoHS compliant White Bronze process.

1995 - TPG becomes approved to the International Quality Standard ISO 9002.

1993 - TPG design and build bespoke automatic selective gold plating plant for loose coaxial connector products.

1992 - TPG develop and install Zinc Cobalt (together with Olive Drab or Black) as an alternative to Cadmium.

1986 - TPG become one of the first companies to become registered to the British Quality Standard BS5750.

1984 - TPG design and build bespoke selective gold plating plant for loose coaxial connector products.

1983 - Expand into space industries
1983 - Expand into space industries

1980 - Pender works has complete Effluent Treatment System installed

1975 - First company in UK to install and run Reel to Reel plating lines

History and Early Beginnings

1974 - Pender works extended
1974 - Pender Works Extended

1972 - Twickenham site expanded again
1972- Twickenham site expanded again 1972- Twickenham site expanded again

1970 - Twickenham site expanded
1970- Twickenham site expanded 1970- Twickenham site expanded

1966 - Pender works purchased
1966 - Pender works purchased

1965 - Current ownership launches plating for electronics
1965 - Current ownership launches plating for electronics

1949 - Company formed
1949 - Company formed

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