Hardide plc (LON:HDD) CEO Philip Kirkham joins DirectorsTalk to discuss interim results for the six-month period ended 31 March 2020. Philip explains what has driven another record set of numbers, talks about the first production order for Airbus A380 wing compression pads, other orders in the aerospace sector, how the move to Bicester, Oxfordshire is progressing, how the company has been affected by COVID 19 and the outlook for the year ahead.
Hardide develops, manufactures and applies advanced technology tungsten carbide/tungsten metal matrix coatings to a wide range of engineering components. Its patented technology is unique in combining in one material, a mix of toughness and resistance to abrasion, erosion and corrosion; together with the ability to coat accurately interior surfaces and complex geometries. The material is proven to offer dramatic improvements in component life, particularly when applied to components that operate in very aggressive environments. This results in cost savings through reduced downtime and increased operational efficiency. Customers include leading companies operating in oil and gas exploration and production, valve and pump manufacturing, precision engineering and aerospace industries.