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ISO 9001:2008

We operate an ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standard audited by Lloyds Register.

Motorsport Inustry Association

Active Member of Motorsport Industry Association (MIA).

Sponsor of HSCC Historic Road Sports Championship 2009 and 2010 Sponsor of HSCC Historic Road Sports Championship for 2009 & 2010. 


Exclusive supplier to BLOODHOUND SSC 1,000mph world land speed record attempt.

(Product Sponsor)

Recent Awards


SMMT Runner-up in the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders Award for Automotive Innovation 2013
Thames Valley Runner-up in the Best Technology Category
British Engineering Excellence Finalist for the 2013 Material Application of the Year Award
 Zircotec Carbon Composite Coatings win Zircotec a major award
Winner of 2010 Best Technology of the Year Award.
Oxfordshire Innovation Enterprise Award. Voted Runner Up in 2009 Oxfordshire Innovation Enterprise Awards.
British Engineering Excellence Awards

Finalist for 2009 British Engineering Excellence Small Company of the Year.


Manufacturer Awards 2008 Commendation received from the Manufacturer Awards 2008.
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Zircotec's Ceramic Coating

We have developed a range of ultra high performance plasma-sprayed ceramic coatings to protect components from the effects of fire, heat, wear, abrasion and corrosion.


Our ceramic coating is highly effective when used on engine exhaust system components including exhaust manifolds, exhaust headers, cat boxes, turbochargers and tail pipes, helping to protect sensitive components from the effects of heat. As an exhaust coating they reduce underbonnet temperatures, increase engine performance, help solve engine packaging issues, and improve engine compartment safety. Based on our proprietary ThermoHold® formulation, our ceramic coating range can only be applied by Zircotec. A series of patent applications are in progress (with two now granted) to protect our technology. Our coatings have been proven to:

  • Reduce underbonnet temperatures by up to 50oC (122oF), as independently measured & confirmed by DAMAX Race Engineering;
  • Increase engine performance, eg. a 30oC drop in intake air temperature can deliver a 6% increase in power, or can increase engine efficiency leading to less fuel usage;
  • Extend the life of vulnerable components and thereby enhance engine reliability.

Our Expertise

We are specialists in the management of heat. We are also experts in plasma-spray processing and the production of high performance surface coatings and finishes. Our technical specialists are able to provide advice on most thermal barrier, heat management and surface engineering issues.


We apply this knowledge to a broad range of sectors including motorsport, general automotive, nuclear, aerospace and defence. In the case of motorsport we provide both expert advice and specialist products to many of the top teams. We provide:

  • plasma-sprayed thermal barrier coatings; exhaust coatings; exhaust manifold coatings; inlet manifold coatings; engine coatings; turbo charger housing coatings; exhaust header coatings & heat shield materials;
  • wear resistant, anti-corrosion and aesthetic coatings, finished in either ceramic or metal;
  • ceramic coatings and metal coatings for carbon composites and some plastics, providing an heat and fire resistance, and also protection against abrasion and wear; and,
  • specialist plasma-sprayed ceramic products.