Welcome to Derby Plating Services Ltd

We have been specialising in the re-plating of classic and vintage car and motorcycle parts for more than 30years.


We are also Zinc platers to many of the areas local engineering firms, doing work for the rail industry, JCB and many others.



For Nickel and Chrome, our customers range from individual collectors and enthusiasts to numerous restoration businesses.  Our primary aim is to offer you an excellent service.

We also undertake numerous one off jobs, comprising everything from bath taps to bespoke furniture and architectural goods.


We heavy copper plate all parts necessary as standard, paying particular attention to the required fit and tolerance.  This enables us to recover many parts not thought possible, and gives a superior finish and more importantly level of weather protection.

Copper plating was the factory standard for both Mercedes and Rolls-Royce, and in our mind offers the only way to do a quality job.


We always aim to offer you a good service, fair price and a prompt turnaround.

Most of our customers come back time and again.


Choosing the right firm

Go to a company with appropriate expertise.

The right way to find a reputable plater is to ask around.  Talk to owners of cars with good chromework, and choose a company based on quality rather than price.

International customers

Our international business is increasing.  Many of these clients have met us at shows or heard of us through other customers.


Picture of a 1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, Roi des Belges.

Winner of the RREC Annual Concours 2009, Kelmarsh Hall.

Brightwork plated by ourselves.