Quality Assurance

Euro Quality Coatings are one of the premier powder coating companies within the United Kingdom having the adaptability and flexibility to operate within a diverse range of market sectors. In order meet the requirements of demanding customers and demanding specifications, EQC have developed systems that are flexible yet robust, and we believe that working in partnership with our chosen supply partners we are able to meet the demands placed upon us.

In order to meet these customer demands, quality is our priority, and as such, have in place inspection and testing at each stage of the production process. Comprehensive testing of our 11 stage pre treatment process ensures that the invisible part of the final process has been completed within supplier defined parameters. Applicators check the quality of the applied coating prior to curing, with the inspection team checking the final finish including gloss, adhesion, coating thickness and cure.

ISO Certification

EQC have been certified to the ISO9001 series since 1998, and have continually improved its quality systems year on year through a rigorous structure of internal and external audits. Such audits are a valuable source of feedback and as such EQC welcome potential customers on site to appraise our systems.

Since May 2018 Euro Quality Coatings has also been certified to ISO 14001:2015. Transitioning from Welsh Green Dragon to the more widely recognised standard. This endorses EQC’s commitment to the environment and sustainability.

Service First

Service First is a network of quality coaters promoted by Akzo Nobel, the world’s largest coatings manufacturer. Akzo Nobel are one of our key supply partners and EQC are delighted to be part of the the Service First Associated trade coaters list.

Approved Applicators

EQC are an approved applicator of Akzo Nobel Interpon D and Valspar Syntha Pulvin products. This allows us the opportunity to offer a warranty of up to 40 years on architectural aluminium. As part of the approved applicator scheme each of these powder manufacturers carries out regular testing and a stringent annual audit to BS EN 12206-1:2021.

The systems in place ensure their high standards are maintained.

QUALICOAT SEASIDE Certified & Licenced. No: 1030

QUALICOAT is the leading global quality label organisation committed to maintaining the quality of lacquering, painting and coating on aluminium and its alloys for architectural applications. Defining comprehensive quality requirements and monitors compliance by licensed plants worldwide.

QUALICOAT SEASIDE. This premium level licence was introduced in 2008, where the minimum removal of aluminium surface is increased to 2g/sm, resulting in a  more robust pretreatment for areas where atmospheres carry corrosive salts (chlorides) and other aggressive pollutants. Applicators have to qualify and provide tested samples for this higher class of QUALICOAT licence.

EQC is QUALICOAT SEASIDE certified under licence No. 1030 and is committed to maintaining and promoting the quality of coating on aluminium and its alloys for all sector applications to the highest possible standards. Assurance that EQC provides a premium-grade product delivering long-term value and consistent quality.

Further EQC Quality Certificates include:  ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015.

Timeline of achievements

  • 94 EQC Formed – formed to service the needs of a “Euro family” company and protect their contract with a Japanese brown goods manufacturer.
  • 96 BS EN ISO 9002: 1994 – After the company had stabilized following formation EQC successfully attained this internationally recognized quality management system.
  • 97 Interpon D Architectural Applicator – to further enhance another customers portfolio, Akzo Nobel’s architectural approved applicators status was obtained allowing EQC to offer a 25 year warranty.

  • 98 Transferred powder coating facilities to larger premises at Wentloog Corporate Park, Cardiff, Wales to facilitate the company’s growth – EQC quickly out grew its original premises, and so moved to the site recently obtained by our owner.

  • 98 Further significant investments identified and made with 2nd production line introduced with 2 x roll on roll off automated spray booths and 11 stage pre treatment system offering the facility for coating steel and aluminium products thus allowing further controlled growth and diversification into different market sectors.
  • 01 BS EN ISO 9000: 2000 QMS system upgraded ahead of BSI’s recommended change over date.
  • 02 Runner Up Wales Environmental Awards
  • 02 Batch Plant facilities introduced – EQC recognised that to maximize on further market diversification it set up a facility whereby it could produce small batches and even one offs, at minimal cost to the customer. This represented a significant shift in emphasis but underpinned the companies desire to be a flexible friend.

  • 04 Level 3 Green Dragon – Ahead of most competitors and legislation EQC decided to implement an EMS and opted for the staged approach through the Arena network.
  • 04 Quick colour change booth purchased – Further under pinning the move from the same colour all day every day and to optimize colour change times on the large volume production line, a major investment was planned and executed.
  • 05 Level 4 Green Dragon – Stage 4 of 5 achieved through progression by Quality & Environmental Officer
  • 06 Level 5 Green Dragon – Highest accolade available through Green Dragon route and level 5 is reported to be equivalent to EMAS & higher than ISO 14001
  • 06 EFQM Wales Quality Award Submission
  • 06 Rohm & Haas approved applicator – R & H approached EQC to become an approved applicator as EQC’s reputation continues to grow as an industry leader.
  • 06 Winner of Wales Quality Award Environmental prize
  • 06 Winner of Arena Network Environmental Sustainability Award
  • 06 Introduction of Twilight shift increasing main capacity by 50% to accommodate increased volumes and faster response times requested by key customers
  • 07 Move Batch Plant into larger production facility – This step was taken to increase production capacity of B / P, and allowing more convenient working location.
  • 07 Winner of Wales Quality Award Manufacturing prize.

  • 07 Purchase and Installation of additional 5 metre curing oven in new Batch Plant premises to increase production capacity.
  • 07 Addition of further spray booth and, therefore, additional applicator to further increase small batch plant capacity by 33%.
  • 08 Winner of Wales Quality Award Environmental prize
  • 08 Winner of the South Wales Chamber of Commerce Green Award.
  • 09 Part of AkzoNobel Service First network
  • 10 Installation of Electrophoretic Coating plant
  • 14 Winner of Wales Quality Award for Partnership and Resources
  • 18 certified to ISO 14001:2015
  • 23 QUALICOAT certification & licence