About Us

AA Anodising UK LTD are established anodisers, and have over 40 years experience in anodising. We specialise in decorative and protective aluminium anodising, offering the highest quality and efficient service to all of our clients, large or small.

We are a family run business, taking pride in our ability to meet the demanding needs of our clients as well as achieving the tightest of deadlines without compromising the quality of our service.

Situated in East Lancashire, 5 minutes from the M65 motorway link, we service a wide range of clients throughout the UK in a variety of industries, including:

  • Aerospace and Automotive
  • Medical and Scientific
  • Engineering and Electronics
  • Sport, Leisure and Catering
  • Signage and Architectural

What is Anodising?

Anodising is an electrolytic passivation process used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts. The process is called anodising because the part to be treated forms the anode electrode of an electrical circuit. Anodising increases corrosion resistance and wear resistance, and provides better adhesion for paint primers and glues than does bare metal.

Anodic films can also be used for a number of cosmetic effects, either with thick porous coatings that can absorb dyes or with thin transparent coatings that add interference effects to reflected light.

There are three different types of anodising that we offer to our customer base:

  • Sulphuric Anodising
  • Hard Anodising
  • Colour Anodising

We are capable of handling items of up to 3 meters in length for both the sulphuric anodising and hard anodising processes.

Operational Flexibility

A key element in our operations is the flexibility of our work structures. We have identified the need to be able to respond to the requirements of our clients and the pressures they face within their industries to deliver on time.

We have therefore introduced, as standard, flexible working hours, including weekend working to allow us to support our clients in meeting these demands.