About us

Ora Technologies are a metal finishing, polishing and plating company.
We were founded in 1996 with the vision of offering exceptional service and quality to companies and the public alike.

Our customer endorsements tell us that we have achieved this vision!

So whether you are a company looking for one-off prototypes to volume orders, or an individual wanting to restore a silver plated antique to its former glory, we are able to meet your needs.

Due to our technical abilities, and willingness to find the right solution for you, we are able to handle large, small or one off projects. We provide solutions that many other companies in our field are unable to achieve.


To learn more about how we can best meet your needs, please explore our website. Or even better, contact us for an informal chat.


One-off projects

Whilst we produce large volumes for many of our clients, we always have time and expertise to provide technical advice and assistance for production problems, or to provide the solution to your one-off or small-run requirements.

From religious icons to car fastenings and brightwork, company prototypes to a loved one's jewellery, we understand your needs and work to achieve your goals.


If you have an item you would like to enquire about, please contact us so we can discuss your needs.


Large volume / production orders

We produce large volume and on-going orders for many of our clients, ranging from scientific instruments, fastenings, costume jewellery, electrical components, replica medical implants, mechanical equipment, and automotive components – to name but a few.

We are able to apply precious metal and annodised coatings to your own components, produce cast items to your specifications, or design and manufacture bespoke components. Browse our services to learn more about what we can offer.


Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


Services we offer

We offer a wide range of precious metal and anodised finishes for your products, we design and manufacture bespoke components, as well as producing cast components to your specifications.

We are able to design, produce, or carry out repairs to, cherished items such as wedding/engagement rings, precious/semi precious rings, chains, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and any other precious jewellery.

We provide plating, polishing and manufacturing services for the antique, automotive, industrial, jewellery, marine, medical and musical instrument markets.


Current materials used for fine jewellery
Silver, Gold, Platinum
Certified Diamonds from Antwerp

Precious metal finishes
24ct Gold, 18ct Gold, 18ct Satin Gold, Antique Gold, Silver, Satin Silver, Antique Silver, Rhodium, Black Ruthenium, Platinum, Palladium

Non-precious metal finishes
Chrome, Nickel, Copper (Bright/Electroforming), White Bronze

We also offer all the above finishes for bathroom and kitchen fittings, as well as for industrial and commercial applications.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


Our client history

Below you will find a sample of some of our past and present clients and a brief description of the work we have carried out for them.

AGA Rangemaster ltd | 24ct Gold plated cooker domes and handrails
Ardman Animations ltd | Silver plating of puppet joints
Aston Martin Lagonda ltd | Black Ruthenium plated components for One 77 luxury sports car
Catal International ltd | Platinum plating of hydrogen fuel cell anodes
Instron SFL | 24ct Gold plating on aluminium semi conductor ovens
Jaguar Cars ltd | Prototype Two-tone 24ct Gold plated XKR grille
Long Island Products ltd | White Bronze, Black Ruthenium, Silver, 18ct Gold, Rhodium and Platinum plated jewellery
Marks & Spencer plc | 18ct Gold and Platinum plated jewellery
Medical Models ltd | Silver plated replica medical implants
National Grid plc | Heavy deposit Silver plated electrical conductors
Orange France Telecom | Silver plated fastenings

Argos Racing Cycles | Chrome plated hand-made bicycles
Bristol University | 24ct Gold plated copper wave guides
Dominic Allen | Silver plated musical instrument components
F-Max ltd | 24ct Gold plated stainless steel components
Fay Rickwood Jewellery | 18ct Gold and Silver plated jewellery, jewellery manufacturing
Gene Pearl Buttons ltd | Nickel plated clothes buttons
Helen Butler Designs | 18ct Gold and Silver plated jewellery, jewellery manufacturing
Jonathon Swayne | 18ct Gold and Silver plated musical instrument components
Jablonex Yugoslavia | 24ct Gold plated copper and brass pins
Miquella JDR Design | Precious metal plated pre-production jewellery
Pro-Bolt ltd | 24ct yellow and black Gold plated stainless steel components and Anodised aluminium components
SFG Dental | Chrome plated dental surgery fittings


If you have a similar requirement, please contact us to discuss it.


Environmentally Responsible

Harnessing solar power was not only an economic decision but an environmental one that fell in line with our business principles.

Having recently passed the 7.5 Megawatthour milestone, our 73-panel, 14 kilowatt solar array has not only had a positive effect on the company's electricity consumption, but more importantly, it has reinforced ORA's commitment to the environment.
In the first four months of use, we saved the grid enough electricity to light a typical 4 bedroom house continuously, for 2 years.

Utilising solar power to reduce our electricity costs while also minimising our carbon footprint, was one of the easiest decisions our company has had to make.

We also have on site a water purification plant that supplies pure, de-ionised water to all our plating process and rinse tanks. This removes the impurities that are present in the mains water supply, eliminating staining and surface imperfections to ensure we achieve the best possible finish from our plating.
Our waste process and rinse water is then fully treated in an effluent process plant to normalise Ph levels and to remove hard elements and contaminants before finally being released into the waste system.



Quality and Standards to BS EN ISO 9001:2008

At Ora Technologies we have a reputation for quality and service gained by offering expert advice in the manufacturing and plating of components both in high and low volumes.

Our experience is in a variety of industries from specialised niche industries to automotive and medical.

We are accredited to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 and are committed to Quality & Service.



Testamonials and Endorsements

Customer feedback from some of our past and present clients.

 

Hi Gary

Thankyou, thank you, thank you for the fantastic job on my tarnished [silver plated] bread board. I thank you again for such a wounderful job.

Denis C

Sherborne
Dorset

15 Apr 2012

Hi Jeremy/Gary,

Thank you for sending the finished samples of ID2081 & ID2082 across. They look great.

Please could you email me a sign off form for the samples so, we can go ahead with production.

Thank you,

Kind regards,

--

R & D
Medical Models Limited

12 Apr 2012

OOOH NICE!

Had a little envelope arrive the other day that had some simply glorious gold-coloured Jubilee Clips inside and they were a kind gift from regular reader, Gary Sell.

Further checking revealed that Gary is part of a Bristol-based family run company called ORA Technologies and the clips he'd sent me were a small sample of what they offer their clients, including some real blue chippers, in terms of plating expertise. Turns out the items he'd sent me were plated in 24K gold on stainless steel

This all got me thinking about how cool these would look on a blinged-up engine bay, and for those that want the very best the[se] could be unbeatable and THE perfect finishing touch.

Total Kitcar magazine

22 Mar 2012

Hi Jeremy

I have just received my package of the castings and I am so happy. What an improvement.
Thank you for your problem solving and model making and all in good time too.

Kindest regards

Hayley

18 Jan 2012

Q: Are we easy to communicate with by email, telephone and in person?
A: Yes. Always really helpful!

Q: Are we responsive to your enquiries?
A: Yes. Always try to meet our short turnaround deadlines

Anonymous customer feedback form

15 Oct 2011

Q: Are you always treated professionally, efficiently and with courtesy?
A: Yes. You are patient and generous with your advice.

Anonymous customer feedback form

10 Sep 2011

Hi Jeremy
Thank you very much for getting the pieces to me yesterday - they have come out really well.

Thanks also for the shell samples - I am going away next week for a couple of weeks, but will be in touch later in August.

Kind regards
Helen

21 Jul 2011

Thanks for all your help!

Aardman Animations ltd













15 Jul 2010

Jewellery

We can restore worn & faded jewellery, all can be brought back to life giving a new appearance to your most treasured items, we take great care from start to finish to make the restoration as professional as possible. Choices available are: 24ct,18ct, platinum, rhodium and black ruthenium.



Industrial

Our modern factory is equipped to provide a wide range of services from pre-production samples to full volume production. We will also arrange packing and delivery to meet your requirements. We have daily arrangements with couriers and haulage companies for our London and national customers.


Automotive

We offer chrome plating as well as a chrome restoration service - if your old chrome plating is in need of refurbishment, we can help.

ORA offer a complete service chrome plating your old parts and making them look like new again. Classic Cars, Vintage Motorcycles, Bicycles, and household items are just some of the items we chrome plate regularly.

Your parts will be professionally stripped, re-polished and then plated to the highest possible standard.


Musical

A musician's instrument is an expressive extension of themselves, and becomes a very precious and personal possession.

Whether through use or age it becomes necessary to re-plate an instrument, it requires expertise, craftsmanship and precision, second to none.

At ORA we have skilled professionals who can advise on the refurbishment of your instrument.


Medical

ORA produce replica medical implants; ankle, knee and hip etc. The replicas are cast in house, prepared in our polishing shop and finally silver plated.

These models are used by consultants, physiotherapists and teaching colleges to aid patient understanding of the procedures they undergo.


Marine

Whether you want to reduce maintenance costs or change interior decor, our chrome, gold and silver finishes will enhance your craft.

Our production teams will liaise closely with you to ensure that schedules are adhered to, so that your craft is out of the water for the minimum amount of time before that special re-launch.


Antiques

Rare and unusual; popular but precious; antiques give the greatest of pleasure.

If time has dulled their original vibrancy, our specialist team can restore their former splendour to enhance your future enjoyment. ORA’s refurbishment and plating service is available to hobbyists and collectors alike.


Casting

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Our recent works