Metal Polishing & Electroplating Auckland Experts

Established in the 1960s and based in West Auckland, Progressive Polishers and Electroplaters are a family owned and operated business with decades of experience in all aspects of metal polishing and electroplating in Auckland.

Meet the team at Progressive Polishers and Electroplaters Ltd

The team is made up of highly qualified and specialised metal polishers and electroplaters.  Many have particular expertise in various aspects of the metal polishing and plating industry.  For instance, there is an in-house silversmith who handles all silver and silverware restoration.

When you deal with Progressive Polishers and Electroplaters, you deal directly with the owners:

Malcolm Redshaw

Malcolm has been with the company since it began – that’s 43 years of experience in metal polishing and plating.

A chemical engineer, Malcolm understands every aspect of metal stripping, cleaning, polishing, lacquering and coating.

Whether it’s chrome plating Auckland, copper plating, brass plating, gold plating, silver plating, zinc plating, nickel plating in Auckland , or some other service you require, Malcolm is ready to advise you on what is best and to oversee your metal stripping, cleaning, polishing and plating requirements.

In his spare time Malcolm is a boat and motorcycle enthusiast and hog member.  He’s a past member of the Auckland Car Club.

Travis Gillbanks

Travis has spent his lifetime learning about the metal polishing and metal electroplating industry.  His grandfather began Progressive Polishers and Electroplaters.

Travis remembers the company shifting into the New Lynn premises and has watched as, over the years, the company has grown to become specialists in the field of metal protection and restoration.

While Malcolm enjoys the roar of an engine and smell of petrol, Travis prefers water sports like kite surfing and paddle boarding.

From small beginnings

Progressive Polishers and Electroplaters Ltd began under the West Auckland home of one of its founders.  Back in those days they specialised in metal polishing Auckland – mostly of chrome tap ware for a local manufacturer.

Over time they added acid baths, electroplating equipment and the other tools needed to properly strip tarnished metal, recoat it, and return it to looking just like new.  Learning and gaining expertise as they went along, Progressive Polishers and Electroplaters soon became the best in their field.

Malcolm and Travis now own the company and run it with the same passion and expertise as Travis’ family did all those years ago.

From commercial clients, to marine and vehicle chrome plating in Auckland, to a tarnished cup or trophy, to the smallest item from your house renovation, the team at Progressive Polishers and Electroplaters can make it look better than brand new.

Specialised metal polishing and electroplating services Auckland

No job is too big or too small for the team at Progressive Polishers and Electroplaters Ltd.

Some of the specialised polishing and plating jobs we do

Expertise and years of experience mean Progressive Polishers and Electroplaters can take the most precious metal item and restore it to look like new.  Here are some examples of their work:

  • Villa and house hardware restoration
    A common aspect of their work is recoating, usually in brass, hinges, catches, latches, handles, light-fittings, door knockers etc. for house renovations.
  • Polishing cups and trophies
    They are able to restore the life to your sports trophies, church silverware or family heirlooms.  Come into their West Auckland Electroplating premises and they will show you samples of their work.
  • Chrome plating marine parts and vehicle parts
    Whether it is stainless steel fittings for your yacht, motorcycle parts, or chrome for the grill of your car, the team at Progressive Polishing and Electroplating have done it all before and still have the passion and expertise to transform your vehicle.We can handle large and small production runs.  We are heavily involved in plating for the car industry in Auckland and our chrome is used on new vehicles in Australia also.We have experience in all aspects of marine part refurbishment including marine rigging components and marine interior fittings.  We have even refurbished a super yacht with 24 carat gold fittings!
  • Restoring silverware, gold
    Some items can be very small and delicate.  Others are precious and have sentimental value.  The Progressive Polishers and Electroplaters’ team will treat everything you entrust to them with upmost care and return it to you looking like new.We pride ourselves on providing superb service and top quality workmanship – our trade knowledge acquired over many years will help you with your particular project.
  • Super yachts
    We have a reputation with local boatyards for precision and high-quality metal recoating and polishing.The yachts we have worked on providing chrome and gold plating include:
    Zenji (56 metres), Galalaoe (56 metres), Andromeda (154 metres), Georgia (48.6 metres), Alana (97 metres), and Kaori (38 metres).We also do alloy yacht plating.Malcolm is a boat enthusiast and is currently onto his fifth boat after 40 years of boat ownership, including V8 and outboard motors. His last ski-boat was 375HP – he believes looks and performance go together.

Click here to contact Progressive Polishers and Electroplaters or to get a quote for your metal restoration project.