Privately owned and operated by the Kuntz family since 1948, KEI is North America’s largest independent plating facility boasting 4 of the industry’s largest computer-automated and high-volume plating lines, 1 research & development line, and 1 small volume plating line. All plating lines produce a long-lasting and highly decorative finish using a combination of copper, quad nickel, micro-discontinuous chrome.
For deep and complex designs, we are leaders in auxiliary anode-assist plating. We specialize in an efficient, once-through plating process for forgings, die castings, investment castings, machine billet and extruded aluminum. KEI uses copper-build plating and buffing to allow for highly cosmetic processing of low pressure castings and other inherently porous substrates.
We have perfected selective plating, masking and plugging techniques on some of the most difficult and tolerance-sensitive parts including motorcycle brake calipers and wheels. The ability to process the most challenging and complex part geometries required by OEM’s and their styling departments makes us a worldwide leader in surface finishing.