Specialist hydrodipping company Hydrographics acquired by Twisted Group

Hydrographics team & Charles Fawcett

Hydrographics, a specialist dipping company, has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by Yorkshire-based Twisted Group.

The group has been established by Charles Fawcett and comprises Twisted Automotive, Twisted North America and LR Motors.

Twisted is looking to invest further in new equipment at the York-based premises over the next six months, with the aim of increasing turnover to £1m across the next three years.

Hydrographics, established in 1998, is one of the oldest dipping specialists in the UK. In addition to coating prosthetic limbs which are exported to Austria, the business specialises in producing custom finishes for automotive parts, light aircraft and scooters, in addition to guns and rifles.

As a long-time supplier to Twisted Automotive, Fawcett wanted to secure a long-term future for the talented team. He explained: “Hydrographics has been a long-time supplier of Twisted, providing quality, intricate, highly specialised elements for the clock hands on our Defender dashboards.

“They’re an absolutely brilliant team with an unbelievable skill set. The detail involved in the work is very special, with some even carried out under the microscopes to ensure perfection.”

Fawcett plans to keep the current management team at the heart of Hydrographics, with the addition of a manager with an accountancy background in the new year to oversee the day-to-day running of the business.

Currently the Twisted Group consists of Twisted Automotive (UK), Twisted North America and LR Motors, with plans to continue its domestic and international growth in 2020 through further acquisitions.