Our Company

Our Company

Based in Birmingham since 1991, Techniques Surfaces UK (TSUK) is established as the leading UK subcontractor for salt bath nitrocarburising treatment and has the largest processing capacity within the UK. Primary capability is providing CLIN (Controlled Liquid Ionic Nitriding) processes such as ARCOR®, TENIFER®, TUFFTRIDE®, SURSULF®, MELONITE®, NUTRIDE® or QPQ®. We are also able to offer the TS CARBIDE® carbide diffusion process for tool steels and also KOLENE® metal surface cleaning.

TSUK is a member of the privately owned French company, HEF Groupe whose operational headquarters is in Andrézieux-Bouthéon. HEF Groupe is a world leader in surface engineering with expertise in the following:

  • Tribology and functionalisation of surfaces.
  • Thermochemical treatments, in particular, controlled liquid ionic nitriding treatments.
  • PVD - PACVD vacuum deposition, such as DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) and many other mechanical and tribological layers.
  • Friction rings and components, for example bushes and pivot pins.

TSUK are able to offer sub-contract handling and advice on all HEF Groupe surface treatment processes. See the Group Processes page for more information.

Centrally based within the UK, TSUK offers exceptionally high quality surface treatment, backed up by the highest industry standard quality control procedures. With an in-house laboratory facility, treated parts can undergo detailed metallographic analysis to meet the increasingly stringent demands of industrial clients. With over 50 years’ experience in the area of thermochemical treatment within our group, complete technical support is offered to customers at every stage of a project.

TSUK recognise the intense manufacturing demands placed on customers and have built up an extensive knowledge in safely handling surface sensitive components, coupled with an ability to offer optimum order turnaround.

Take a look at some of our processes below: