EQC to feature on BBC2 Documentary ‘Inside the Factory’ – Tuesday 16th August @ 8.00pm
EQC are to feature on the BBC2 television show ‘Inside the Factory’ on Tuesday 16th August 8pm.
The show that is hosted by Cherry Healey and Greg Wallace (MasterChef), follows manufacturing process’ from the delivery of raw materials into the UK, to the final product leaving the factory for use or sale. The episode featuring EQC follows the manufacturing of a Brompton Folding Bicycle.
Brompton are a long standing partner of EQC, and the UK’s largest independent bike manufacturer. The show will detail the complete process of a bike being manufactured, from the raw steel being delivered into the Brompton Factory, then being brazed into bicycle parts. They are then collected by EQC’s vehicle to be taken along the M4 to our facility in Cardiff to be Electrophoretic Coated, and then Powder Coated before being shipped back down the M4 to Brompton for assembly into a Premium Folding Bike.
Following the delivery to EQC, Sales Manager Dave Morgan (Pictured with Cherry during filming) helps to load them for Electrophoretic Coating, before explaining the process and benefits of it.
E Coating as it is also known, gives the Brompton the best corrosion resistance available on the market,and it is widely used in the Automotive Industry as a stand-alone coating, or as a pre-treatment prior to cosmetic coatings. The plant at EQC is an 11 Stage immersion process and achieves in excess of 1,000 hours corrosion resistance to ATSMB117 standards. Set up in 2011 as a partnership with Brompton to coat their Frame Sets, the plant has been the largest growth area for the company, and now coats thousands of parts each week for many clients that include High End Niche Automotive Manufactures, Volume Car Manufacturers, Military Contractors, and even tracks for Model Railway Sets.
To our knowledge The Brompton is the only folding bike on the market to be Electrophoretic Coated prior to being powder coated using Architectural Grade Powder Coating. This means that wherever in the world the bike is being folded and unfolded, not only the exterior is protected from the elements, but the interior of the frame is also E Coated, meaning it won’t corrode from the inside out.
Then it’s over to our Manual Powder Coating Plant for Managing Director Steve Rosher to show Cherry how to Powder Coat them. This process whilst successful in coating the parts leaves Cherry resembling a Smurf! Parts are then inspected to the agreed standard, before being packed into a bespoke stillage and then loaded onto the EQC vehicle to be returned to London where Greg Wallace then helps to assemble the completed bike.
The show takes in all areas of EQC including our Manual and Automated Powder Coating Plants, and our Electrophoretic Coating Facility, the only Sub Contract Facility of its type in Wales.
We hope that all of our current and prospective clients will enjoy the show, and that the showcase of our facilities will show why EQC is regarded as one of the UK’s Leading and Wales Premier Coatings Applicator.