Project Brief



Project Type

Turnkey Lab Construction

CHemetall Turnkey Laboratory Project

The Surface Treatment global business unit, which operates under the Chemetall brand, is a leading supplier of applied surface treatments within BASF’s Coatings division. Additionally, Chemetall develops and manufactures tailor-made technology and system solutions for applied surface technology. These solutions serve to protect metals from corrosion, facilitate forming and treatment, prepare parts optimally for the painting process, and ensure excellent coating adhesion.

Furthermore, the products provided by Chemetall are utilized across a variety of industries and end markets, such as the automotive, aerospace, aluminum finishing, and metal forming sectors.

Chemetall is a traditional company that was founded in the 19th century as part of the German metal company (mg), underwent a significant change in 2016 when it was integrated into BASF’s Coatings division as the Surface Treatment global business. This integration has resulted in a shift in the company’s focus, allowing it to expand its reach and better serve its customers. As a result, the Surface Treatment global business unit is now headquartered in Frankfurt am Main and has 40 subsidiaries and 21 production sites worldwide, enabling it to provide its services on a global scale.

At InterFocus, we were thrilled to receive an enquiry from Chemetall in Milton Keynes for a new laboratory and office facility. We knew we could deliver a complete bespoke solution, so we immediately got to work. Our team designed and manufactured laboratory equipment tailored to their unique needs, ensuring that every aspect of the facility was perfect. By choosing our complete laboratory turnkey solution, Chemetall made a wise decision that will undoubtedly pay dividends for years to come. We take great pride in providing our clients with the highest level of service and quality, and this project was no exception.

Main Scope of Works

  • Preliminary Works
  • Full Design Package Turnkey Lab Construction
  • Building Works
  • Partitions, Doors and Ceilings
  • Flooring and Tiling
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Fume Extraction and Bespoke Fume Extraction Tower
  • Mains power upgrade to building
  • Data services
  • Electrics
  • Fire and Security, CCTV and Access Control
  • Specialist Piped Installations (Water, Gas and Compressed Air)
  • New Laboratories
  • Office Spaces and Break out areas
  • Fume Cupboards, Fume Hoods and Extract arms
  • External Works
  • Design and build of specialist laboratory equipment