The History of Spectrum Powder Coaters

The History of Spectrum Powder Coaters
The History of Spectrum Powder Coaters

Spectrum Powder Coaters Ltd. has grown, transformed and undergone name changes over the years, however, our dedication and expert powder coating services have remained consistently unrivalled from our inception right through to the present day.

We have put together this brief summary of the history of our company, including notable events and operational improvements, to offer an insight into our journey so far and the level of experience our team of powder coating specialists possess.


Spectrum has been established as a trade coating and shot-blasting sub contract service continually since 1980 and established to service the needs of local engineering and sheet-metal companies. The original company name of Arand Industrial finishing was taken from the founder's surname Malcolm Randle.


Arand were incorporated into the Vistaplan International Group PLC in 1986 who themselves were part of the Rediweld Holdings group of companies, their diverse range of products and services included Vacuum sewage pumps, drawing office products, and traffic calming solutions.


The company invested over £500,000 in a new state of the art automatic pretreatment and powder coating facility. Housed in a factory extension, this facility gave us the added capacity for painting volume parts to exacting standards required of the volume sheet metal, engineering and automotive sectors, the extra capacity was very quickly swallowed up by companies within a 50 mile radius resulting in the company operating a 24 hour shift system.


New 3 stage aqueous wash-plant installed to replace the old solvent degreaser. This allows a solvent free journey for all components through the complete finishing stage in our manual powder coating facility.


Following the management buyout in 2015 Spectrum was re-branded and renamed but not rehomed; we are still at the same address we have always been. We still operate with the same core values of outstanding quality and service, constant investments in the latest technology, and training our staff, the same core values we have always been known for, Spectrum is totally committed to customer care and satisfaction, with dedicated personnel to care for every aspect of its service, from initial enquiries to order processing and quality assurance.


Following the trial of the latest Gema powder coating equipment, 5 new machines were purchased and installed. These new guns are the most efficient and technologically advanced that are available.


We have seen our fair share of recessions and weathered the storms through many ups and downs over the years but the pandemic came out of nowhere and changed the world forever. During this time Spectrum were contacted to help fulfil medical contracts and we were proud to have been of help to process the contracts and help where we could - now we are coming through the other end we are as busy as we have ever been and ready for our customers next challenges.


A significant change took place in 2024 with Managing Director Chris Shannon taking complete control of the company. With the business back under family ownership, we are excited to look towards the future as we continue taking Spectrum from strength to strength.


Spectrum Powder Coating Ltd. are assessed and registered by National Quality Assurance against the provisions of BS EN ISO 9001: 2015

Powder Coating Specialists

We have been providing high quality metal finishing services for over 40 years and are proud of the level of hard work and effort that has gone into establishing Spectrum as a leading powder coating company. If you’d like to witness our fantastic powder coating expertise first hand, we encourage customers to visit our premises and come and see for themselves our facilities.

Based in Daventry, Northamptonshire, we offer our expert services to both local clients and businesses across the whole of the UK. Please get in touch with our friendly team to discuss how our services can benefit you.

If you require Powder Coating Services, please contact the specialists at Spectrum Powder Coaters today.

 01327 704433