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Zircotec Group acquires Performance 1 Coatings to offer a complete range of ceramic coating solutions

September 1, 2017

Acquisition of Performance 1 Coatings provides a one-stop-shop for ceramic coatings, from aesthetic-protection to premium thermal barrier coatings


Abingdon, UK, 1st September 2017… Heat management specialist, Zircotec Group, has acquired ceramic exhaust treatment developer, Performance 1 Coatings (P1C). The takeover, which includes 100% of the P1C business, widens the breadth of Zircotec Group’s product range, which now includes high quality performance coatings at every price point. It also enables P1C’s existing Original Equipment (OE) and aftermarket customers to benefit from future product enhancement made possible by Zircotec’s technology, expertise and extensive in-house R&D facilities.


“The inclusion of P1C into the Zircotec Group portfolio is a welcome addition to our growing business –P1C’s visually stunning range of Polymer Ceramic coatings are the perfect complement to our Plasma-Sprayed Ceramic range, which provide an unrivalled thermal barrier,” says Zircotec Group Managing Director, Terry Graham. “We will now be able to offer a complete range of ceramic coatings, from entry-level products that provide aesthetic enhancement and some heat protection, to highly durable plasma-sprayed coatings designed for optimal thermal management performance in the most extreme conditions.”


Zircotec Group is an OE supplier to companies including prestigious vehicle and motorcycle manufacturers. Its market-leading thermal barrier ceramic coating is applied by plasma torch, which fires the patented compound at 10,000oC and twice the speed of sound. The unique process ensures optimal coverage, durability and advanced thermal management in even the most demanding environments.


“P1C’s highly durable products are applied using OE-standard techniques and are able to withstand ultra-high temperatures. Its durability and aesthetic finish has earned it a fantastic reputation among aftermarket and OE customers,” explains Graham.


Zircotec Group’s expansion also includes the restructuring of its Fast Fox brand, which will be brought in-house. It provides a one-stop-shop online retail solution for thermal management requirements. Aimed at motorcycle and car enthusiasts seeking market-leading heat management products for a complete range of applications. The mail-order specialist will be able to offer carefully selected, proven products that are trusted by cross-market professionals and suitable for a range of budgets.


“This expansion represents Zircotec Group’s commitment to ensuring we deliver the right technology and expertise for every customer,” concludes Graham. “It also clearly demonstrates our ambition to offer continually improving products for the most demanding conditions and for every customer that can benefit from improved thermal management or heat protection.”


About Zircotec Group
Zircotec Group is a specialist heat management company that was formally part of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, based near Oxford. Its expertise in thermal barrier technologies was originally developed for the nuclear industry and many of its scientists and engineers have remained with the group since its nuclear origins.


The company’s products include: proprietary plasma-sprayed thermal barrier coatings; exhaust system coatings; inlet manifold coatings; heat shield materials; wear resistant, anti-corrosion and aesthetic coatings; ceramic coatings and metal coatings for carbon composites and high-temperature plastics; and specialist plasma-sprayed ceramic products.


Zircotec Group increasingly provides consultancy in thermal management to leading motorsport teams, OEM vehicle manufacturers and companies operating in a number of fields, including the aerospace, marine, and oil and gas industries. It is accredited to ISO9001: 2008 Quality Standard. Further information is available at


Press Contact
Richard Doherty
+44 (0)1295 277050

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