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Metal finishing through specific surface technology

The core competence of the Kesseböhmer Group lies in metal processing: wire, flat strip, tubes and their subsequent finishing in its own electroplating, powder coating or cathodic dip coating plant.

Kesseböhmer has been finishing the surfaces of steel and non-ferrous metals for almost 60 years. The headquarters in Bad Essen has two of Europe's largest and most efficient electroplating plants as well as its own powder coating and cathodic dip painting plant.


Our largest and most efficient electroplating shop in Europe specializes in steel, stainless steel, brass, copper and bronze. We ensure optimal corrosion-resistance by using microporous or micro-cracked nickel.

Cathodic dip coating

Cathodic dip coating (CDC) is an environmentally friendly and effective process for coating metal surfaces. A homogeneous coating is applied using an electrochemical process. The coating is also corrosion-resistant to acids and alkalis.

Powder coating

Kesseböhmer offers extensive know-how and expertise in the field of surface finishing. The company has modern powder coating equipment that can coat small parts and large parts. Professional powder coating is considered environmentally friendly, corrosion resistant and decorative for metal finishing.

Our extensive range of surface finishing processes enables us to finish components for a wide variety of requirements. Whether you need a component with specific electrical properties, high wear or corrosion resistance, a special look or high chemical resistance - we have the right solution for you.

The perfect surface is created through the interplay of selected raw materials and careful processing. Our decades of experience in metal finishing form the basis for electroplating and coating steel, stainless steel, copper and brass.

Based on the requirements for the coating (corrosion protection, wear protection, hardness, roughness, electrical conductivity, solderability, etc.), we will be happy to advise you on the most suitable coating process in a personal consultation.

Thanks to our electroplating facility, which was expanded in 2017, we are able to offer a wide range of surface qualities, finishes and colours. 

Surface finishing

We offer surface finishing for the following customer segments, among others

- Automotive and commercial vehicle industry
- Tool and mechanical engineering
- Automation technology
- Sanitary
- Healthcare
- Fittings and construction industry
- Camping and caravan supplies
- Product presentation systems
- Office furniture and home furniture industry

Training at Kesseböhmer

Apprenticeship as a surface coater - electroplating (m/f/d)

As a training company for surface coaters (process technicians) & galvanizers, we rely on our in-house-trained skilled personnel.

About the training

We look forward to working with you to develop solutions

If you have any questions about electroplating, cathodic dip coating and powder coating, simply contact us.

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Mindener Straße 208, 49152 Bad Essen, Germany
+49 (0) 5742 46-0

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