Hi-tech Elements
Hi-Tech Elements
About Us
Designers and manufacturers of electrical heating elements, systems, temperature sensors and control
Company Profile

Founded in 1992 with a staff compliment of just four members, HI-TECH Elements has grown into an internationally recognised and trusted heating elements and product designer/manufacturer operating from premises in the Gauteng province of South Africa.

Through the acquisition of similar subsidiary companies over the years, the company has expanded its range of heating products. With the acquired product expansion and existing track record in service, design, and manufacturing HI-TECH Elements have become adequately geared to satisfy the clients heating needs.


HI-TECH Elements' commitment to innovation over the past 30 years has resulted in a steady stream of new products and a devoted, capable workforce. We strive to deliver value to our customers by adhering to a set quality standard (ISO 9001:2015), business principles, and behaviors, including integrity, dedicated service, transparency, and the integration of social values into operations that guide our company toward success.

mission statement

HI-TECH Elements is dedicated to becoming the preferred supplier of heating systems and allied services and products to the African continent, and that the world’s leading companies start with HI-TECH Elements for all their heating application needs.


HI-TECH Elements supplies top-quality heating elements and services, offering an extensive range of innovative and reliable products for various industrial electric heating applications.

The History Of Hi-tech Elements


The Founding of HI-TECH Elements.

HI-TECH Elements opens its doors to the public, showcasing the latest advancements in heating technology.


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.


ISO 9001:2000

HI-TECH Elements obtains & introduces the internationally accepted ISO 9001:2000 DEKRA quality management system.



HI-TECH Elements acquires the company Flexi-Heat, which specialized in the manufacturing and supply of heat-compensating trace heating systems.



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.


ISO 9001:2008

HI-TECH Elements converts from the ISO 9001:2000 DEKRA quality management system to the latest ISO 9001:2008 version.


Hottube Expansion

HI-TECH Elements has acquired an additional mineral tubular element manufacturing plant and machinery, expanding the range of HOTTUBE products to include 6.5mm diameter elements up to 3000mm in length.


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.


20th Year Anniversary

HI-TECH Elements celebrates its 20th year anniversary and undergoes an entire corporate image facelift as part of the celebration.


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.


25 Years of Element Excellence

HI-TECH Elements celebrates their 25th year anniversary.


ISO 9001:2015

HI-TECH Elements successfully converts from the ISO 9001:2008 DEKRA quality management system to the latest ISO 9001:2015 version.


30 Years of Element Excellence

HI-TECH Elements celebrates their 30th year anniversary.