Operating an international network of facilities, Bodycote is the world's leading provider of thermal processing services.

Experienced in supporting large multinational customers and their supply chains, as well as local niche specialists, Bodycote provides a vital link in the manufacturing process for virtually every market sector including aerospace and defence, automotive, power generation, oil & gas, and general industrial.

The core values underpinning everything we do

Honesty and Transparency

We are honest and act with integrity. This is not something we take for granted. Bodycote lives by a culture of honest and transparent behaviour, which is at the core of all our business relationships.

Respect and Responsibility

We manage our business with respect, applying an ethical approach to our dealings with those we interact with. We believe in taking ownership, and being mindful of the impact of our actions.

Creating Value

Creating value is the very essence of our business and needs to be the focus of our endeavours. We create value for our customers, our employees and our shareholders.

Throughout this report you will see illustrations which link our business and strategy:

Strategy & Core Values

Aerospace, Defence & Energy

Automotive & General Industrial

Rapid growth countries


Customer service

Core values

Key Performance Indicators

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Return on capital employed

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Headline earnings per share

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Return on sales

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Free cash flow

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Accident frequency

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Carbon footprint

Our technologies

Classical Heat Treatments

Bodycote's Classical Heat Treatments describe a group of mature heat treatment processes and include metal joining technologies which are used to join and assemble parts.

Specialist Technologies

Our Specialist Technologies are a group of early phase proprietary technologies which require specialist expertise and technology and where we are the only provider of, or one of the leading providers. These processes enable our customers to produce unique high value adding products.

Our markets

1.Aerospace and Defence

Largely focused on civil aerospace, we primarily treat engine, landing gear and airframe components to improve performance.


Primarily extending the life of products used in the onshore, offshore and subsea oil & gas industry, largely in North America and Western Europe.


Focused on the car and light truck market, heat treatment delivers greater strength and durability for key components.

4.General Industrial

We serve a very broad range of customers across our general industrial facilities. These customers range from industrial machinery to tooling, construction, electronics and medical equipment.

Where we operate

  • Western Europe
  • North America
  • Emerging Markets


Countries around the world



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Where we operate