Originally established as D Wadsworth Blasting Services which provided on-site shot blasting and wet spraying services, after operating on his own for a year David began working with his father Cyril Wadsworth (who worked with him until his retirement). He was then approached by a customer and was asked to set up a business offering his services as there were no facilities locally they were willing to use, David then saw a niche market and began to set up Specialised Coatings.
Specialised Coatings Ltd was founded on the 2nd of November 1990 by David Wadsworth offering shot blasting and stove enamelling to companies throughout West Yorkshire. Within a year of opening the business David had begun offering powder coating as a service and had 6 employees and by the year 2000 Specialised Coatings had around 20 employees and 2 powder coating plants which consisted of a box oven and an automatic line. The company also relocated in 2000 due to expansion, moving to its current location at Mile Cross Works on Gibbet Street in Halifax, to occupy what was the Reliance Mercury building to expand its portfolio and range of services.
Specialised Coatings is still a family owned business and now employs over 50 people within its 60,000 sq/ft facility and adjoining 3-acre site offering powder coating, shot blasting and wet spraying services to customers nationwide.
Our continuous investment, not only in plant and equipment but also in staff development has meant that Specialised Coatings Ltd has continued to push the boundaries of the powder coating market and be at the forefront of the protective coatings industry. We also have a NACE Level 3 inspector in-house as we are committed to offering the best finish possible to the highest of standards and are conversant with all specifications and working procedures.
In our powder coating division, Specialised Coatings Ltd is one of the UK’s largest Approved Applicators of Akzo Nobel’s anti-corrosive powder coating systems. Specialised Coatings Ltd has the full technical backup of Akzo Nobel (the world’s largest paint company) and is part of their Service First Associate Programme whereby regular quality assessments by Akzo Nobel are undertaken throughout the production process to guarantee customer confidence in our coating application process. We also offer Warm Touch DDA approved thermoplastic coatings.