Midlands heat treatment specialists celebrate first South Korean order win


Midlands based heat treatment firm Alloy Heat Treatment Limited (AHT) are celebrating after securing their first order to South Korea. The assignment came amidst a string of several export orders within the past six months, making it an exceptionally busy year for the company so far. 

Heat Treatment is traditionally considered to be a domestic service, with firms deterred from shipping components long distances to be treated at the final stage of the production process, but the specialised work of AHT has seen interest and orders secured from new customers in France, Germany, Italy, Poland and South Korea so far in 2013.

Having made a name for themselves as the largest subcontractor for aluminium heat treatments in the UK, the company has attracted up to 15 international clients from all over the world in the past 18 months alone, with products treated ranging from fasteners to landing gear and breaking systems.

The firm’s unrivalled expertise in the heat treatment of aluminium alloys is complimented by its NADCAP Merit status, something equally responsible for the increase in overseas interest according to Director of Sales, Ian Perks, “We have had a NADCAP accreditation since 2004, but concentrating our efforts very strongly on maintaining it and gaining the Merit status last year has led to us increase the potential customer base we are able to tap into. In addition, we are also listed on approved supplier lists of prime contractors which has attracted additional clients.”

With higher turnovers, the company is now aiming for an increase in growth helped by the expansion in export orders. According to Mr Perks, “If export activities continue the way they have been, we are looking at a very successful year for Alloy Heat Treatment. Plus, we also have a couple of big investments in the pipeline which will enable us to support our ever growing customer base.”