Client: Hancock Ltd
Type of works: shotblasted and galvanised the world's largest wok
After 11 years of stir-frys, the worlds largest wok has been given a new lease of life and is now set to end its days on top of the roof of the Lydd company that made it.
Measuring 3m across and weighing nearly half a ton, Kent based steel finishing specialist Medway Galvanising has cleaned up the Guinness World Records holder and given it a smart new protective coating which will keep rust and corrosion at bay for years to come.
The massive wok, originally made in 2000 by Tony Hancock, owner of Hancock Ltd, Kitewell Lane, Lydd, was originally used to raise money for charity, but in recent years it has been largely abandoned and left to the elements.
It seemed such a shame to let it rust and corrode said Tony. We decided instead that as one of the biggest suppliers of woks in the world we should have it restored and placed on our roof as a symbol of what we do.
Medway Galvanising were up for the challenge of shotblasting and galvanising something not often seen in this specialist industry, said Ian Vandepeer of Medway Galvanising. The unusual size and shape required an innovative solution when it came to hot dipping and the end result proves how robust and durable a galvanising finish can be.
With its smart new protective coating, the worlds biggest wok is now protected from the weather and sits proudly on the roof of the Hancock Ltd head office for everyone to admire.