BAC celebrates 50 years of success

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 1 June 2004



(2004), "BAC celebrates 50 years of success", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 51 No. 3.



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BAC celebrates 50 years of success

BAC celebrates 50 years of success

BAC Corrosion Control Limited is celebrating its 50 years of experience as a cathodic protection company in the international industries of oil, gas, water, power, marine and construction. Having undergone many changes throughout their history, the company endeavours to maintain their high standard of workmanship, and improve on their already successful services.

In 1954, MAPEL (originally Metal and Pipeline Endurance Limited) was formed by William Press and Son Ltd. As a division of the civil engineering firm specialising in cathodic protection, MAPEL later became part of the AMEC Group.

In 1957, BergsØe Anti Corrosion (BAC) was formed in Denmark, specialising in the production of zinc and aluminium anodes for the marine industry.

In 1978, Global Cathodic Protection was formed, which was later taken over by BAC in 1986.

Following this, in 1994, Global Cathodic Protection Limited changed its name to BAC Global and acquired the cathodic protection division of MAPEL from AMEC.

Group reorganisation resulted in the creation of BAC Corrosion Control which is a part of the Midroc group a major international industrial organisation with over 1,500 employees.

BAC Corrosion Control Limited is currently a market leader in the field of Corrosion Control, specialising in cathodic protection, coating systems, anti-fouling and monitoring systems, and also pin brazing. The company has a turnover of approximately £5 million, with a workforce of 30 employees, working in over 25 different countries.

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