We're here to spray

Reporter: Robbie MacDonald
Date published: 30 August 2017

AN engineering firm which makes surface finishing plants for industries, including aerospace, automotive and defence, has recently moved into bigger premises and is recruiting more staff.

Industrial Spray Solutions designs, manufactures and installs pre-treatment systems, paint and powder-spraying booths and industrial ovens for a range of manufacturers. It has worked on projects linked to firms such as Jaguar-Land Rover, Aston Martin, Cummins, Mitsubishi Electric, Nissan and Rolls-Royce.

The company was founded by brothers Lee Todd and Steve Todd and currently has 20 staff.

The firm's equipment is specially designed for production environments, and can range from simple manual spray booths, through to fully automated robotic painting facilities.

Ross Johnstone, technical sales engineer, said: "We manage the whole design and manufacturing process in-house."

The firm has doubled in size over the past three years, with multiple projects including a major contract for a UK sports car manufacturer.

In this system, purpose-built for the client, the chassis of the vehicle is bonded with an aerospace-grade adhesive and then put into a bespoke oven.

The chassis is heated to a pre-defined temperature profile over a precise time to prevent thermal shock between components which would cause the bonds to crack.

Another contract was for a large American defence contractor in Bedfordshire. Industrial Spray Solutions worked on this contract with KP Industries of Rochdale.

Other recent clients have included several Tier One automotive suppliers, where ISS has installed fully automated robotic painting lines to meet the increased output of the UK's automotive sector, supporting brands such as Jaguar-Land Rover, Nissan and Toyota.


Locally, Industrial Spray Solutions has completed a spray facility for NOV Mono Pumps and uses local suppliers such as Aspire Group 360, both based in Chadderton. Aspire manufacturers temperature-insulated doors.

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