Start a Galvanising Business

Galvanising or galvanisation is the process of applying a protective zinc coating to steel or iron, to prevent rusting. The most common method is hot-dip galvanizing, in which the parts are submerged in a bath of molten zinc.

A galvanising business refers to running a facility which protects ironwork and steelwork from corrosion by means of the galvanising process.

Target Market

In most cases, this is a B2B business serving other manufacturers using ironwork and steelwork as source materials for further processing. There are however DIY consumers that procure galvanising services directly.

Business Model

  • Hot-dip galvanising service business
  • Cold galvanising business
  • Electro galvanising / Electrogalvanisation (plating) business
  • Metal pickling business 

Tools & Equipment

To start a galvanising company, you’ll have to buy various pieces of galvanising equipment. Some of them are a galvanising dryer, wire galvanising line, galvanising machine for radiators and transformers, crash guard, guard rail and others. It’s also possible to buy a complete hot-dip galvanising plant to get started.