Extend the life of your industrial components...
Restore worn components to precise original dimensions
Increase resistance to erosion, abrasion, sliding and cavitation
Increase resistance to harsh chemicals and corrosion
Increase resistance to high temperatures and oxidation
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A Leading Supplier of Thermal Spray Coatings and Specialised Welding Services

Surcotec, offers a comprehensive range of thermal spray coating products and services to OEM clients and end-users, irrespective of size.  As the market leader in the Western Cape, our wealth of expertise in metal coatings and mechanical component refurbishing, puts Surcotec in a prime position to offer superb coating and engineering solutions for a wide spectrum of industry requirements and applications.



Products and Services

Spray Shop

Process capabilities include:

  • Automated Bore Welding
  • Combustion Powder Spray
  • High Velocity Oxy Fuel (HVOF) Thermal Spray
  • Plasma Spray
  • Plasma Transferred Arc (PTA) Cladding
  • Thermal Arc Spray

Finishing Shop

A comprehensive range of coating and finishing support technologies includes:

  • Diamond Grinding
  • Grinding
  • In-situ Machining
  • Linishing & Super Finishing
  • Turning and Boring

Plasma Transferred Arc (PTA) Cladding

The advantages of PTA cladding include weld deposits with characteristically lower levels of inclusions, oxides and discontinuities. The applied weld hard-facing closely mimics the mechanical and corrosion-resistant properties of the equivalent base alloy.

Most importantly, it is possible to control weld dilution to less than 5%, which is critical for many high-performance alloys. 


We offer an extensive repair and maintenance service for industrial components that have been damaged by friction, erosion, corrosion or cavitation. Our coatings deliver the best solution for restoring and extending the life of components.

From the repair of worn areas to the restoration of mismatched parts, components can be repaired through thermal spraying, Plasma Transferred Arc cladding or polymer coatings.

Laser Cladding

Surcotec specialises in Laser cladding, a process which applies a metallic overlay material to primarily metallic substrates, offering properties similar to traditional welding methods such as hardness and impact resistance.

It does, however, offer the benefits of substrate metallurgy effects similar to spray and fuse overlays, such as low dilution, a small heat-affected zone, and minimal heat input into the substrate.


Surcotec offers the following coatings, aligned to relevant and applicable international ISO standards, and tailored to specific industries and environments:

  • Chrome Replacement and Stainless Steels
  • Tungsten and Chrome Carbide
  • Ceramics
  • Thermal Arc Spray
  • Specialised Alloys
  • Duplex Coatings
  • Carbon Steel
  • Aluminium
  • Bronze
  • Copper



Quality Management

Surcotec is an ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management company and is certified as an Eskom Level 2 Nuclear Supplier. Click here for certificate.



Industries We Serve

  • Aluminium Manufacture & Processing
  • Automotive
  • Canning
  • Cement
  • Breweries & Beverages
  • Chemical & Petrochemical
  • Earthmoving
  • Fishing
  • Food & Pharmaceutical Processing
  • Glass
  • Hydraulics & Offshore Hydraulics
  • Marine
  • Military
  • Mining
  • Municipal
  • Oil & Gas
  • Paper & Pulp
  • Power Generation & Plant
  • Printing & Packaging
  • Rail
  • Sugar
  • Steel
  • Transport
  • Turbo Machinery


About The Company

Surcotec is the oldest established thermal spray coating company in the Western Cape and has operated under the present management for the past 15 years. As a Level 1B-BBEE compliant company, our team has the necessary experience and expertise, locally and internationally, to offer a superior quality, fully comprehensive round-the-clock service portfolio that includes surface coating technology solutions, precision engineering, rotating equipment repair and on-site machining. Our coating and engineering capabilities are further extended through our partnership with Thermaspray, who are thermal spray coating solution specialists, situated in the Johannesburg area.

Joint Venture

A joint venture signed in April 2015 between specialist thermal spray coating companies, Surcotec and Johannesburg-based Thermaspray, has extended the coating engineering capabilities of both companies across the South African market. This formidable alliance perfectly positions both companies to deliver an unequalled world-class range of coating and engineering technologies and service solutions that can reduce costs and increase production for their customers by extending equipment life cycles.