Our Business

N. L. Roper & Sons Ltd is a family run company now in its third generation and was established in 1971 by Norman Leonard Roper.

We specialise in surface finishing on a wide range of materials which include stainless steel, ceramics, rubber, glass and plastic composites. NLR specialises in Precision Flat Lapping Services, Flat Grinding and Polishing and also in a variety of precision surface finishes, ranging from 1.6µmRa– 0.02 µmRa.

Our business has a customer base that serves a diverse sector of the manufacturing industry, i.e.

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Bearings
  • Compressor & Valves
  • Defence
  • Marine
  • Medical
  • Mechanical Seals & Sealing Surfaces
  • Motorsport
  • MOD
  • Nuclear
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pumps
  • Research & Development


Our skilled engineers provide our customers with specialist expertise and are committed to investigating and giving quality solutions to their problems.

Our aim is to create a comprehensive dialogue with our customers, listening to their needs and requirements to ensure their job is completed within the timescale to the highest quality standard that we are able to achieve.