Formed in 1992 with a staff compliment of four members, Hi-Tech Elements has grown into an internationally recognised heating elements and product designer/manufacturer operating from premises on the East Rand in the Gauteng province of South Africa.

Through the acquisition of similar subsidiary companies over the years, the company now has a staff compliment of 48 skilled personnel in the administration, design & manufacturing divisions and with the acquired knowledge and a track record of more than two decades, Hi-Tech Elements are able to offer an experienced solution (Faster & Hotter) for just about any heating & control requirement in the manufacturing industry.

  • 2002 - Howford Manufacturing (THE HOTROD®)
    Hi-Tech elements acquires the company Howford Manufacturing (established in 1982) who specialized in the manufacturing & supply of the registered over-the-side chemical heater better known as THE HOTROD® for the metal finishing industry.
  • 2003 - ISO 9001:2000
    Hi-Tech Elements obtains & introduces the internationally accepted ISO 9001:2000 DEKRA quality management system.
  • 2003 - Fexiheat
    Hi-Tech Elements acquires the company Flexi-Heat who specialized in the manufacturing & supply of heat compensating - trace heating systems.
  • 2006 - HOTTUBE
    Hi-Tech Elements imports & commissions plant to manufacture mineral tubular elements in 8mm and 11.2mm diameter up to 5000mm in length and markets the product under the brand name of HOTTUBE.
  • 2008 - ISO 9001:2008
    Hi-Tech Elements converts from the ISO 9001:2000 DEKRA quality management system to the latest ISO 9001:2008 version.
  • 2009 - HOTTUBE Expansion
    Hi-Tech Elements acquires additional mineral tubular element manufacturing plant and machinery and adds 6.5mm diameter elements up to 3000mm in length to the range of HOTTUBE products.
  • 2011 - New Products
    The company develops and launches the all new Mineral Tubular Drum Heater, Infra-Red Radiant Heater & the upgraded 3Kw & 4Kw TEFLON® HOTROD heaters.
  • 2012 - 20 Year's Anniversary
    Hi-Tech Elements celebrates it's 20th anniversary and undergoes a corporate image change as part of the celebration.
  • 2014 - New Purpose-Built, State of the Art Premises
    Hi-Tech Elements moves to their brand-new premises of over 2300m2, specially designed for element manufacturing.
  • 2017 - 25 Years of Element Excellence
    Hi-Tech Elements celebrates their 25th year anniversary.
  • 2018 - ISO 9001:2015
    Hi-Tech Elements successfully converts from the ISO 9001:2008 DEKRA quality management system to the latest ISO 9001:2015 version.
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