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Cardiff Galvanizers (1969) Ltd, was acquired on the 27th October 1969. Its new owners were the late David Evans and Thomas Carter, and the present chairman Hayden John. All three were time served Engineering Apprentices. Thomas Carter and Hayden John had also seen a career as sea-going Chief Engineers. Though the company name may have been new in 1969 its origins go back a little further. The firms original activity was the manufacturing and galvanizing of an in-house product.

This product, "The Cox's Hatchcover Band" (as can be seen in the photograph opposite), was widely used in the shipping industry. The galvanized bands were used to protect the ends of timber hatch covers from handling damage.

The company held a world wide patent on this product for many years. The galvanizing bath in those early days was coke fired and had a dimension of only 3ft x 2xt 6in x 2ft 6in. But during the past 50 years the company has gone through many stages of change, and currently has one of the most modern galvanizing facilities in the United Kingdom.

A subsidiary company of Cardiff Galvanizers Ltd, Galvablast (1969) Ltd, was formed in 1995 to offer a more complete solution to the requirements of protective coatings.


Since the incorporation of Galvablast Ltd back in 1995 the focus of our company’s promotion of steel protective coating has changed.

The company now promotes itself as a specialised protective coating business offering a wide range of various metal protection.

This is to meet with the different life expectancy associated with the environmental conditions to which the products are subjected to.

Also, Architects & Specifiers are often requesting a protective coating that will give a far greater cosmetic appearance enabling it to blend in with its surrounding landscape more pleasingly.

From our early days of being predominantly a parish galvanizer our customer base has widened considerably throughout Wales and the South of England.

We now operate a wide fleet of vehicles from 24 tonne articulate tractor units down to the more conventional rigid side bed lorries.

Our emphasis is to give our customers the very best service possible, meeting quality and turnaround times to suit their needs.

Whilst focusing on our customers’ requirements we are constantly investing in our environmental obligations and our commitment to the ever changing Health & Safety regulations to ensure the very best working practices and working conditions for our work force.


Our Team

Meet Our Team

Robert Evans
Robert has over 40 years’ experience in the Galvanizing industry and is a past Chairman of the UK Galvanizing Association. Robert is a retired Chair Magistrate with over 20 years’ service to the Gwent bench, and is still an active Rotarian of more than 33 years to the Cardiff (Llanishen) Rotary Club. Outside of work his interests are Golf, Gardening and the challenges of today's modern business.
Robert EvansManaging Director
Gareth Evans
Gareth has almost 30 years’ experience in all aspects of the family business. In his spare time Gareth enjoys large home improvement projects, cooking up Michelin style dishes and going to the gym...
Gareth EvansCommercial Director
Sam Griffin
Sam started with the company in 2005 as a receptionist, working her way through dispatch and the accounts administration team to most recently becoming Finance & Office Manager. In her spare time, Sam enjoys spending time with her family, socialising with friends and creative cooking.
Sam GriffinFinance and Office Manger
Paul Smith
Paul has been with the company since 2008, working his way up from Transport Co-ordinator to his current position. When he’s not in work Paul enjoys following the Welsh Regions rugby clubs.
Paul SmithTransport Manager
Dave Jones
With over 35 years of experience within the Galvanizing industry, Dave started as a labourer at Cardiff Galvanizers and worked his way up to his current position.Outside of work Dave enjoys cycling and performing in his band.
Dave JonesProduction Manager
Nic Sweeney
Nic started with the company over 18 years ago starting as a General Manager and has worked his way up to his current position as Trainee Operations Manager. In his spare time, he is an avid Cardiff City fan and enjoys listening to music.
Nic SweeneyGeneral Manager
Wayne Rees
Starting with the company as a forklift driver over 20 years ago, Wayne progressed to work in the dispatch office before taking on a new challenge in November 2015 in his current position. In his spare time he likes to unwind with a few beers and a game of pool with his son, he also enjoys watching the rugby.
Wayne Rees Galvablast Administrator
Jennifer David
Jen is our new HR & Payroll Officer. She is a CIPD Level 7 Associate member with previous HR experience in large, global companies. She enjoys socialising with friends, going to the gym and spending time with her cats.
Jennifer DavidHR & Payroll Officer
Joanne Evans
Jo has been working for Cardiff Galvanizers since 2018, initially starting as an office administrator completing a variety of tasks and covering different departments when needed before recently progressing into her new role which she really enjoys. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, attending music concerts, and spending time with her friends and family
Joanne EvansSales Ledger Administrator
Sara has recently joined the Cardiff Galvanizers team, taking on the receptionist role. She’s had a varied working life, mainly in the public and voluntary sectors. Her first job was teaching English as a Foreign Language in London and then in Italy. She can speak Italian, French and some Welsh. Sara main interests are history, theatre and socialising with friends and family.
Mark is our Health and Safety officer and has almost 25 years of experience in all aspects of Health and Safety management. Mark is a keen motorcyclist and Photographer.
MarkHealth and Safety officer
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