South African firm celebrates 50 years of heat treatment


PH Heat Treatment, a pioneer in the field of heat treatment in South African industry, celebrated its 50th year of operation in November.

Having began with a 600m2 site in Cleveland, Johannesburg, PH Heat Treatment today operates from a 3,500m2 site in Activia Park, Germiston – with a comprehensive array of state-of the-art equipment and a customer base of 1,200 South African companies.

The company became one of the first to introduce Afrox’s Endomix™ nitrogen/methanol-based carburising process to the local market, an industrial gas supply relationship with Afrox which has now spanned 27 years.

Cecil Zlotnick, a university degree-honoured metallurgical engineer and 90% owner, is still at the company helm, having purchased PH Heat Treatment in 1981.

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