About Us

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Passionate about plasma®

Founded in 2008, we design and manufacture innovative plasma surface treatment systems and processes that bring immediate and lasting benefits to our customers, both industrial and academic.  Our products range from low-cost bench-top plasma cleaners to high throughput production scale equipment for surface activation and for the deposition of nano-scale coatings.

Plasma surface treatment is capable of producing unique properties over the entire surface of any material that is processed. Material properties are greatly enhanced, adding significant functional and commercial value to a product and/or replacing other costly and inefficient process steps. Plasma treatments take just minutes and there are no harmful waste products.

Plasma treatments deliver: Improved surface wettability, Ultra-clean surfaces, Adhesion improvement

Driven by expertise

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Our success is built around an exceptional body of knowledge and expertise, backed by highly trained and dedicated staff who understand your application in considerable detail.

Our standard configurations cover most applications but we understand too that no two samples or surfaces are the same. That’s why, uniquely, we offer a wide range of options that allow us to customise any standard system for your exact requirement.

Quality Assured

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Designed and manufactured in the UK to ISO9001 quality standards
We achieved UKAS certification to the ISO 9001:2015 standard back in 2017, UKAS being the only recognised and government-recommended accreditation body in the UK. The certification confirms that Henniker has developed and operates a system to continuously monitor and improve quality across its entire operations, leading to the highest levels of performance and customer satisfaction.

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Quality components and accessories
We also only use quality components and accessories in our systems. We believe that using recognised and trusted brands provide assurance and long-term reliability for our customers.

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Microprocessor & PLC controlled
No unreliable manual flow meters and valves. Each benchtop Henniker Plasma System is microprocessor controlled, and each Advanced System is PLC controlled guaranteeing accurate and repeatable processes, each and every time.

Respected by trusted customers

We have worked with some of the most recognisable global brand names and world-leading academic institutes.

We work hard to develop long-lasting customer relationships which in turn help us to create the best customer experience possible. Whilst, like many businesses, we measure our success in growth, our core value is developing trust between ourselves and our customers.

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Our Team

Terry Whitmore

Terry Whitmore

Managing Director
Lisa Scobbie

Lisa Scobbie

Head of Finance
Gill Bolton

Gill Bolton

Marketing & Comms Director
Sarah Boyd

Sarah Boyd

Office Manager
Sam Dickenson

Sam Dickenson

Head of Test & Service
Yvonne Hannington

Yvonne Hannington

Financial Controller
Oliver Holmes

Oliver Holmes

Technical Sales Engineer
Sue Jefferson

Sue Jefferson

Production & Materials Planner
John Kerrigan

John Kerrigan

Head of Mechanical Engineering
Sean Morris

Sean Morris

Apprentice Test and Installation Engineer
Neal Welsh

Neal Welsh

Head of Electrical Engineering

If you think that your product may benefit from the unique effects that only plasma treatments can deliver, we have a number of options for you including;

    Let’s discuss your application and then we will provide a quick, no-nonsense, free-of-charge feasibility study.
    We carry a range of our standard equipment on stock at any one time and available at great rates for immediate dispatch. We even offset part of the rental payment against eventual outright purchase.
    Our technical staff will be happy to discuss contract treatments, from small one-off batches to regular, large throughput requirements.
    We have invested significantly in laboratory facilities to assess, test and investigate all aspects of plasma surface modification on a wide range of materials. Coupled with extensive in-house and real-world knowledge, we can usually deliver a tailored treatment quickly and efficiently to suit your individual your product or production needs.


See what our customers have to say

  • "The technical team at Henniker are very knowledgeable and supportive and always approachable. I have found it a pleasure to work with them."

    Simon Baxter - BAE Systems, MAI

  • "Henniker guided us to choose the most suitable plasma unit for our application, ensured an accelerated delivery time & guided us through the very easy setup. We obtained quality results with their unit within minutes of setup & consistent results thereafter. The support they have provided has been rapid and helpful."

    Dr Ravi Desai - Making Lab, Francis Crick Institute

    Francis Crick Institute
  • "Henniker provided our team with excellent service during the course of our work together, the plasma cleaner arrived quickly and was installed with ease, giving us visible results from the outset and confirming that we made the right decision in choosing a local UK manufacturer."

    Dr Panagiotis Manesiotis BSc MRSC - Queen’s University Belfast

    Queens Uni Belfast
  • "Our customers and operations demand reliability at every level and were a key factor in our decision to choose a UK based manufacturer of plasma treatment equipment."

    Tom Doak - Trak Microwave

    Queens Uni Belfast
  • "Henniker’s after sales support is first class. They have always been extremely responsive if we have ever had need to call on them."

    Steve Rackham - Teledyne

  • "Henniker’s plasma systems have delivered tangible benefits to us right from day one. The team there are very easy to work with."

    Ian Bruce - Coopervision

  • "Henniker really stood out, both in their product range and technical knowledge. They are a great company to work with."

    Karthik Nair - University of Bradford

    University of Bradford
  • "We are very impressed with the ease of use and reliability of our plasma unit and were producing results within minutes of setting it up."

    Dr Neil Wilson - Warwick University

    Warwick University
  • "Our collaborative work with the team at Henniker was a very positive experience and one that we look forward to developing further."

    Ewen Kellar - TWI

  • "Henniker provided a tailored product to match our exact requirements. They are a pleasure to work with."

    Dr Will Shu - Heriot Watt University

    Heriot Watt University

  • Huf
  • Kingspan
  • BOC
  • Maclaren
  • Cambridge Uni
  • Warwick Uni
  • Morgan Ceramics
  • QMUL
  • University Bradford
  • BAE
  • Imperial College London
  • Heriot Watt Uni
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Henniker 3 Berkeley Court, Manor Park, Runcorn, WA7 1TQ, UK

+44 (0)1925 830 771   +44 (0)1925 800 035     info@plasmatreatment.co.uk