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Surface Engineering Association

Surface Engineering Association


United Kingdom

A strong Trade Association is an important part of any industry. As you are in the Finishing Industry you should therefore belong to the SEA, your Trade Association. It keeps you in touch with the industry and gives you an opportunity to participate in its future. The SEA is the umbrella organisation for the advancement of the surface engineering industry and its members span the whole of the industry sector. We have representation on many UK and EU committees and working parties where legislation, standards and codes of practice are developed. You will be advised of all the latest and forthcoming legislation that may have an impact on your business.

Our regular meetings, conferences and seminars give you the opportunity to meet fellow finishers, manufacturers and suppliers to discuss points of mutual interest and contention. The SEA offers a whole host of tangible benefits from free technical and commercial advice through to attractive discounts on a variety of services.

Membership to the SEA entitles your company to:-

-Free 24 hour Business Support Helpline
-Free entry in the SEA Handbook
-Free entry on the SEA Website
-Free copy of the SEA Newsletter & Surface Matters magazine
-British Standards - Members can purchase BSI publications through the SEA
-Plus Many More ...

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  • Surface Engineering Association - Membership

    As a Trade Association, we endeavour to be the voice that represents our members in areas surrounding legislation and government that affect our ability to produce and compete successfully in an increasingly competitive global market. We are very proud of the contribution that the UK treatment industries have made to current technology employed around the world and as an association, we work tirelessly to offer our members the very best advice and assistance in all aspects of their activities.

    Environmental and Health & Safety issues dominate our industry as legislation continues to be passed down from the EU without any real consideration of its impact on day to day operations. The SEA has been instrumental in making sure that members are kept informed of these changes and are well represented in various forums to protect our members' interests.

    It is no secret that the world economy has been through turmoil in recent times and manufacturing generally has been affected particularly badly during this period. So, now more than ever, we need to stand together as an industry and act collectively to influence serious issues we face. At our recent House of Lords briefing luncheon meeting, we made some real progress regarding fuel charges, carbon footprint issues and climate change, which is just a flavour of what we can achieve as a group. We have an infrastructure that works; our office is manned by dedicated, helpful and knowledgeable staff who are committed to offering the very best assistance or pointing you in the right direction to get the advice you need.