12,000 m² area for state-of-the-art finishing.

We guarantee our customers unbeatable performance in service, quality and delivery time. Our equipment park serves the needs around all requirements of surface finishing, from belt (reel-to-reel), drum (bulked material)and rack (rack technology) finishing to our self-developed Metoba selective technology or special processes such as basket technology or vibro-robot (plating in vibrobot) finishing.

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About us
Our passion is innovative surface technology, with which we make everyday products better, safer and more sustainable for people.

Always up to date, but not neglecting proven traditions - according to this principle, METOBA has developed in more than 60 years from its beginnings as a craftsman to a highly modern industrial company which, as a partner of global companies, also meets the high, exclusive requirements of galvanic finishing (surface finishing technology/electroplating) and surface treatment. Our family business was founded in 1955 in Lüdenscheid by the master electroplater and metal grinder Heinrich Hering. Later his son Klaus Hering together with his wife Eveline Hering took over the company and expanded it to its present size and importance in more than three decades.

With an unbeatably diverse finishing program (treatment program) and the corresponding competence in consulting and execution, the third generation with a staff of 110 faces all the tasks of our customers with team spirit and high motivation. And "refining to perfection"(plating in perfection) is not a slogan, but the demand we place on our daily work. We are always looking for ways to continuously improve the Metoba quality promise for our customers.

We invite you to learn more about us and hope that you will find the right partner for your surface in us.

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Quality
Exact quality inspection for exact products.

Quality assurance plays an important role in the company. The high quality level of the "products" is documented by external recognitions such as the certification of our QM system according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015. Constantly increasing product requirements require the reliable assurance of a high, constant quality. Our laboratory continuously monitors all process parameters required for optimum operation of the treatment baths. Deviations are detected immediately and corrective measures are implemented promptly. By means of intermediate and final tests, our quality assurance department checks and documents the coating thicknesses, solderability, corrosion behaviour and wear properties of the finished articles.

The exact inspection of layer thicknesses according to the X-ray fluorescence method, combined with networked computer control, allows targeted access to article-related and quality-relevant characteristics of the goods in every important phase of order processing.

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Environment

Galvanic pioneers in
environmental management.

The demand for a sustainable economy has long ceased to be a simple buzzword. All sides are making demands on companies for environmentally sound management. In 1995, we were one of the first companies in the industry to decide to introduce an environmental management system in order to meet our responsibility for the environment.

As part of our participation in the pilot project “Environmental Management in Companies in the Electroplating and Surface Technology Sector – Industry Concept for the Successful Implementation of the EC Eco-Audit Regulation”, which was sponsored by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, we established an environmental management system which was validated for the first time by an independent environmental expert in May 1999.

Dr.-Ing. N. Hiller (approval no. D-V-0021), Intechnica Cert GmbH (approval no. D-V-0279), Ostendstraße 181, 90482 Nuremberg was commissioned as the environmental verifier/organisation.

History & Awards

HistoryAwards
1955
The Metoba company is founded by Heinrich Hering, a master electroplater and metal grinder.
1958
Move to the current company location in Königsberger Straße.
1981
Construction of a new production hall for several barrel plating lines.
1989
Relocation to the newly acquired administration building.
1989
Award as "Women-friendly company of the year" in North Rhine-Westphalia.
1992
First reel-to-reel finishing line is put into operation
1993
Expansion of the company to include Königsberger Straße 33
1996
First certification of the quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 9002.
1998
New construction of the dispatch warehouse.
1999
First certification of the environmental management system according to the EC Eco-Audit Regulation.
2002
Retirement of the managing directors Klaus and Eveline Hering.
2005
Training certificate from the Federal Employment Agency for outstanding commitment to the promotion of young talent.
2005
Metoba celebrates its 50th anniversary.
2006
Finalist Grand Prize of Medium-Sized Businesses 2006.
2007
Recognition prize from Sauerland initiative for entrepreneurial action with a social component.
2007
Dortmunds HR management rating in the category "Measures to reconcile work and family life".
2007
An in-house designed plant for the partial gold plating of "bulk contact parts" is put into operation: the new Metoba selective technology (MST).
2008
Award as "Supplier of the year" in the category Service Provider of the Association of the German Spring Industry (VDFI).
2011
ZVO training company 2012-2015 for the commitment to in-company galvanizer training
2011
Recognition for high customer satisfaction. A certificate from the Steinbeis Foundation.
2012
The production area is extended by 1800 m². In the picture: the new new reel-to-reel finishing line, one of the most modern in Europe.
2014
A new reel-to-reel finishing line with a focus on selective silver plating is put into operation.
2016
Modernisation and extension of quality assurance.
2016
Awarded the title "Family-friendly company".
2017
Two further state-of-the-art reel-to-reel finishing lines with a focus on copper, nickel, silver and tin coatings are commissioned.
2018
The new warehouse/dispatch building with more than 2000 m² usable floor space is put into operation.
2018
Entrepreneur Award South Westphalia: 2nd place in the category Entrepreneur.
2020
Installation of the new hand electro plating system for high-quality surfaces like gold plating, silver plating, tin-coating, nickel plating and the selective plating