The company delivers specialist painting services for plastic components to the UK automotive industry from its Runcorn base. There’s also manual preparation and assembly operations, both for painted components and as a standalone service, allowing completed units to go straight to the assembly line.
Typically supplied with technical, metallic, body-coloured and decorative finishes, the components are predominately grilles, trims, door claddings and glove box latchings for Jaguar Land Rover, but the company’s expertise has also led them to projects for Bentley, FIAT and Toyota, amongst others.
Electron has facilities to cope with varying volumes, another benefit to customers, and has fully-automated painting cells to complement the manual painting of components. “In 2002, we had 13 sprayers working on eight hour shifts, and giving us a £4m turnover,” adds Steven. “Today, we have five painting robots working 120 hours a week, and a £15m turnover.”