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About us

Our proud history dates back to 1929, when the Wright Brothers and Glen Curtiss founded the Curtiss-Wright Corporation.  Metal Improvement Company was established in 1946 and acquired by Curtiss-Wright in 1968. 

Under the recent ‘One Curtiss-Wright’ initiative all the metal surface treatment companies were brought together under the umbrella of Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies, including Metal Improvement Company.  These companies continue to trade under their existing company name and include:

  • Metal Improvement Company
  • Bolt’s Metallizing
  • Component Coating and Repair Services
  • E/M Coating Services
  • Everlube Products
  • F W Gartner Thermal Spraying
  • IMR Test Labs
  • Ytstruktur Arboga


Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies understands the challenges faced by customers to reduce costs and turnaround times while making metal components and equipment last longer and perform more effectively.

Our quality of service is a high priority so we ensure that our controlled peening and component coating facilities are fully accredited to current industry and customer standards including NADCAP, ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev C.

Worldwide service

We currently have over 70 international divisions with continued expansion within our customers’ own facilities or location close by, as well as dedicated field crews who can be mobilised worldwide to repair fixed or large equipment.

Technology leaders

Our metal improvement and component coating facilities use state of the art robotic equipment which has been designed and manufactured in-house specifically for our customers’ work.

We keep in the forefront of new materials and technology by maintaining strong links with industry associations and being actively involved in research and development projects.


October 19, 2017

Advance Engineering show in Birmingham: 1st and 2nd November @ stand L83 >>

Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies will be exhibiting at the Advance Engineering show in Birmingham on 1st and 2nd November.  Please pop along and say Hello, we are

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