Herrington Industrial Services ltd.

Gritblasting, Metal Spraying & Applicators of Specialised Coatings


Herrington Industrial Services Ltd (HIS) has specialised in high quality engineering and structural preparation and painting for over 30 years. 


Serving the mechanical construction and engineering industries from our riverside site in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, HIS is within easy reach of the A19 and A1 Motorways.


Our undercover workshops extend to over 60,000 square feet, all with overhead craneage. In addition we have extensive hard standing external storage which is fully secure and can be used to meet client's needs.


Our in-house inspector is NACE International Level 3 qualified. 

We are National Highways Sector Scheme (NHSS) 19A accredited.


We have extensive experience in:


  • Highway Agency Contracts
  • Subsea Projects
  • Oil & Gas Projects
  • Tank & Vessel Painting
  • Miscellaneous Steel fabrications
  • Offshore Structures and Modules
  • Bridges & Gantries
  • Various Cladding Panel Projects




Blast Cleaning, Metal Spraying and Applicators of Specialist and Protective Coatings

ISO 9001 - 2015  Accredited

National Highways Sector Scheme (NHSS) 19A Accredited


Herrington Industrial Services Ltd. 
Crown Works, Crown Road, 
Email: steve@herringtonltd.co.uk
Tel: 44 (0) 191 516 0634

About us

We work with an extensive range of customers who are based across the UK and our portfolio of activities includes both large and small units/projects.

We provide high quality preparation and protective coatings to structures which may see life in the most hostile of environments. We couple assured quality with speedy response times that are only limited by technical application requirements of the coatings that clients may specify.


What do we do?


Blasting and Preparation:

  • Gritblast to SIS, SSPC, and ISO 8501-1 standards
  • Blasting using chilled iron grit
  • Blasting using non-metallic abrasives
  • Preparation of stainless steel
  • Preparation for galvanising

Applications of:

  • Single pack coatings
  • Multi pack solvent coatings
  • Water based paints
  • Solvent free coatings
  • Intumescent coatings
  • Applications to NORSOK standards

Metal Spraying:

  • Thermal spraying of aluminium and zinc

Our Quality Standards:

High quality operations to ISO9001:2015

NACE qualified paint inspector (Level 3)

Member of Institute of Corrosion (ICORR)

Member of Industrial Coatings Applications Training Scheme (ICATS)


  • Highly skilled staff with extensive experience.
  • 60,000 sq ft. of undercover workshop space.
  • Two blasting chambers with maximum capacity of 20m x 6m x 6m. 
  • Individual overhead cranage in all of our workshops with a maximum lift of 35 tonnes.
  • Racking and equipment specifically designed for the size and type of item.
  • Workshops which can be designed to meet specific project needs.
  • 5 tonne forklift trucks for speedy loading and unloading
  • 2 acre secure hardstanding storage area.
  • Riverside based, with easy access to the A19 and A1 motorways.



  • Severfield UK          
  • Rolls Royce                  
  • Oceaneering
  • Technip Ltd                
  • Osbit Power Ltd          
  • Mech-Tool Engineering

Recent Clients Include:

  • BAE Systems            
  • IHC Engineering          
  • Allerton Steel Ltd
  • W.D. Close Ltd        
  • S.M.D. Ltd                    
  • Various MOD Work


Managing Director: Valerie Hodgson

Director: Steve Dabbs

Production Manager: Lee Crosby

General Manager: Steve Elliott (NACE Level 3)


Terms And Conditions 


Phone: 0191 5160634       Fax: 0191 5481553



Crown Works,

Crown Road,


Email: steve.elliott@herringtonltd.co.uk for general enquiries.