LIMA, OH – MetoKote Corp., a specialist in advanced coating technologies, announced the acquisition of Malcolm Enamellers ACP Ltd. (Malcolms), a coating company in Wednesbury, UK, in the Greater Birmingham area.

Now a wholly owned subsidiary of MetoKote Corp., Malcolms will operate under the name Malcolm Enamellers ACP Ltd. Malcolms began operations in a small garage in 1946 and has steadily grown, offering innovative solutions in the UK coatings industry. Formerly a family owned business with 180 employees, the new facility brings with it a well-respected reputation for quality coating services in the UK.  Malcolms primarily serves the major automotive OEMs and other agricultural and industrial markets.

Malcolms currently houses two electrocoat lines that can process parts up to 10 feet (3 meters) and up to 1100 pounds (500Kg,) and a dual-purpose system providing powder coat and wet paint capabilities. Malcolm’s is accredited to BS EN ISO 9001:2000 quality standards by BSI and has its own in-house testing laboratory. To facilitate the logistics services for its customers, the company also operates its own fleet of trucks to support just-in-time services with its strategic customers.

MetoKote has had a presence in the U.K. since 1997 when it purchased Pegasus Phosprime Ltd. in Daventry. This was MetoKote’s first facility located outside the United States. Since that time, the company has added additional facilities in the UK as well as facilities in Canada, Mexico, Germany, Hungary and the Czech Republic.