Heat Treat Equipment Manufacturer’s Expansion to UK a Return to Its Roots

A leading manufacturer of industrial heating equipment based in Hamilton, New Jersey, recently announced the opening of its United Kingdom facility in Birmingham, England, a move which hints of a return to the company’s roots.

Hotfoil-EHS expands into the UK.

The new Hotfoil-EHS facility in Birmingham will provide the UK with a local inventory of power consoles, recorders, ceramic heaters, and a full line of accessories used for heat treatment. Hotfoil-EHS UK will also supply hopper heaters, tank heaters, vessel heaters as well as control systems.

“The opening of our UK facility signals a homecoming of sorts, since our original company, Hotfoil, was founded in the mid-1960s in England,” said Hotfoil-EHS President, Matt Richards. “The Birmingham location makes perfect sense for Hotfoil-EHS. After several ownership changes, my father, Neville Richards, took ownership in 1993. Since then, we have grown through key acquisition and new product development. This move also is the first step in our aggressive strategy to expand into the international market.”

“The opportunity to introduce such a high-quality product line to the UK is wonderfully exciting,” said David Robbins, UK General Manager. “I am delighted to be working with such a well established US company and progressive management team.”

Hotfoil-EHS has two additional manufacturing operations in Laporte, Texas, and Chattanooga, Tennessee.