Industrial Polishing Services, Inc.: Making a Difference Every Day

All the way back in 1983, Industrial Polishing Services, Inc. opened its doors with a mission: to provide the best metal finishing and coating services in North America. Today, more than 35 years later, we continue to work on that same mission while continuously working on getting better. At Industrial Polishing Services, Inc. in Southern California, we understand that this is not an easy task and that it requires a commitment to quality and self-improvement that permeates every aspect of our business.

A Commitment to Improvement Culture

At Industrial Polishing Services, Inc., we understand that remaining agile in a competitive marketplace means applying a mixture of new strategies and time-tested formulas to achieve the perfect mix of efficiency, cost effectiveness and quality.

To help achieve those goals, all of our business improvement strategies are conducted using proven methods like Six Sigma, 5S, lean manufacturing and more.

Working with Mexico

At Industrial Polishing Services, Inc., we’re strategically located in San Diego, just a few miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. This geographic advantage allows us to maintain a headquarters in the U.S. while running a finishing facility a short distance over the border.

The result is an efficient organization that provides all the management benefits of an American company combined with the manufacturing upsides of a Mexican operation.

Everything under one roof

One of our most consistent ongoing goals at IPS is to provide a complete solution to our customers finishing and related manufacturing needs. One way we do this is through the expansive list of services we provide.

We cannot only help with surface prep, plating, and coating (which are our core competencies), but we can also assist in sourcing (for stampings, castings, machining, and forgings), secondary manufacturing processes, assembly, packaging and distribution. With these services you’ve got an all-in-one solution for your metal finishing and related manufacturing needs.


To help satisfy our expansive array of customers from the door hardware, gaming, electronics, sporting, motorcycle and electronics industries, we’ve implemented a series of processes that take full advantage of automation and human intuition.

For example, our plating lines features several automatic lines as well as a comprehensive manual line. The automated process covers large-volume orders with exceptional reproducibility and our manual line allows for more flexibility with product mix.

The human element

Of course, no successful operation can stay that way without a dedicated group of knowledgeable professionals.

One of the ways we apply this is through our on-site plating lab, where experts work day in and day out to make sure our plating processes are in optimal conditions.

Work with the best

When you need metal finishing completed, you can count on IPS for finishing in Southern California. Call today to find out more or arrange a consultation to discuss your needs!