Monday, November 6, 2017

The History of Hotfoil-EHS

Hotfoil-EHS Headquaters in Hamilton, NJ
Hotfoil-EHS Headquarters in Hamilton, NJ
Hotfoil has a long, established history of product innovation and quality.

Since its founding in the United Kingdom in the mid 1960’s, the company has gone through several changes in ownership and management. In 1993, my father, Neville Richards, and I took ownership of Hotfoil, Inc.

AFTek in Chatanooga, TN
AFTek in Chatanooga, TN
  • In 1996, Electric Heating Systems (EHS) was formed to provide equipment to the heat treating industry.
  • In 2007, we recognized the value of producing our own transformers, both for internal needs as well as external sales. Soon after, a welding equipment and transformer manufacturer named AFTek was acquired. AFTek-EHS operates today in Chattanooga, TN.
  • In 2010, HeatandWeld.com was launched as the e-commerce division of Hotfoil and EHS, selling our line of heaters, controls, and heat treating consumables.
  • In 2012, Hotfoil and EHS merged into a new entity appropriately named Hotfoil-EHS, Inc. The merger produced an organization with over 70 employees and an impressive engineering capability.
Hotfoil-EHS in LaPorte, TX
Hotfoil-EHS in LaPorte, TX
Through continued re-investment of profits, Hotfoil-EHS subsequently acquired additional large fabrication facilities and assets, resulting in expansive facilities that include laser cutters, CNC machines, sheet metal breaks, Bridgeport milling machines, rollers and welding machines.

Today, Hotfoil-EHS is a full-service engineering, design, and manufacturing company for any type of industrial heating requirement.

Hotfoil-EHS in LaPorte, TX
Hotfoil-EHS in LaPorte, TX
From what started in 1993 as a humble 800-square-feet facility in a commercial office building, has grown to a total of 68,000-square-feet of manufacturing space located in Hamilton, NJ, Chatanooga, TN, and LaPorte, TX. In 2018, Hotfoil-EHS will open it’s first international location with the launch of a new Birmingham, England facility.