History

More Than 88 Years of Quality Metal Plating Excellence.

Franke Plating Works has been meeting and surpassing clients needs by providing the best and most up-to-date plating and metal finishing services since 1930. Established in Fort Wayne, Indiana by Harry L. Franke, Franke Plating Works began with galvanizing, and made its first technological advance by moving into the electroplating process.

The early and continuing success of Franke Plating Works has allowed us to expand over the years to meet the growing demands of multiple industries. We’ve done electroplating and electro-less plating for every industry from farming to military.  We have serviced everything in between. Parts plated at Franke Plating Works have harvested crops, gone to war, and into space. We’ve also been on the cutting edge of science with innovations for the medical industry. We’ve gained a solid reputation for our expert knowledge in metals and plating processes that is second to none. Our consulting work and prototype projects have helped numerous clients succeed as well.

Thanks to the foresight of Harry L Franke, the dedicated stewardship of his son William J Franke, and the innovation from grandson and current president Warren T Franke, Franke Plating Works in Fort Wayne continues to be the plating shop you can count on to get the job done.

Why Cerakote?

Cerakote is the World Class Leader in thin film ceramic coating. They have taken the industry-leading performance of Cerakote H-Series to the next level and improved hardness, abrasion resistance, and lubricity, all in a thinner application. Cerakote has accomplished this by developing an advanced resin technology that enables the incorporation of the highest performance engineered ceramics.

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