Types of anodizing:  Type I Anodizing - Chromic Acid also known as CAA or Chromic Acid Anodize.  Type II Anodizing - Sulfuric Acid or Sulfuric Acid Anodize SAA.  Type III Anodizing - Hard coat or  Hardcoat Anodizing HCA.
Automotive PlatingMedical Components Anodizing, Stainless Steel Passivation, ElectropolishMilitary and Aerospace Plating

Walgren is a leader in plating waste treatment and recovery systems, also air pollution control for plating and finishing systems. Visit our Environmental Management page for details.

Automotive Plating

Virtually every North American automaker and Automotive Tier 1 uses components processed in a plating system built by Walgren.

Walgren has more than 6 decades experience in designing, building and installing industrial plating systems. We also expand and enhance existing lines to deliver greater flexibility, throughput and efficiency.

Walgren builds plating systems for every functional and decorative requirement:

  • Electroless nickel plating
  • Nickel plating
  • Chrome plating
  • Cadmium plating
  • Zinc and zinc-nickel plating
  • Tin plating
  • Copper plating equipment
  • Brass plating equipment
  • Electropolishing
  • POP (plating on plastics)

Walgren builds automotive plating systems for batch and continuous processing. We are distinctive in the industry for our breadth and depth of experience in the specialized field of plating material handling, and can provide proven, proprietary solutions to optimize work flow, minimize process steps, improve ergonomics, and prevent production bottlenecks.

Walgren automotive plating systems are widely used for power train components, interior and exterior trim, sunroofs, roof racks, bumpers, brakes, and housings. Our equipment has a solid track record for reliability and performance.


Now a division of George Koch Sons, Walgren can offer more experience and know-how with advanced plating equipment technology than any company, worldwide.

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Environmental equipment supplied by Walgren includes etch enclosures, bright dip enclosures, automatic and manual tank covers, hoist drip trays and enclosures, counterflow rinse systems, Etch - Chrome - Nickel recovery, scrubbers, mist eliminators, water c Koch Enterprises, Inc. Koch LLC Price-Koch Industries PriceWalgren, LLC