Bodycote Plc operates as a holding company with the interest in thermal processing services. It provides thermal processing services which improve material properties such as strength, durability and corrosion resistance, enabling manufacturers' components to work more efficiently with significantly extended operational lifetimes. Its thermal processing services are comprised of a number of core technologies, which include heat treatments, metal joining, hot isostatic pressing and surface technology. The company operates through two business segments: Aerospace, Defense & Energy and Automotive & General Industrial. Bodycote was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Macclesfield, the United Kingdom.