Established in 1974, Thermal Hire is one of the UK's leading Heat Treatment engineering companies, undertaking a range of in-house services and on-site projects for customers throughout the world. Working in strict accordance with clients demands, the company is committed to delivering services of the highest possible standard - safely, reliably and at a competitive price.
Thermal Hire Ltd. was formed in 1974 and entered the field of thermal heating in a modest way. At first the Company specialised in the manufacture and hire of gas and oil fired combustion equipment. This provided experience in manufacturing techniques and management control systems as well as gaining a foothold in the thermal and metal heat treatment industries.
Following these early years in our growth, there was expansion into several markets, all of which offered services in thermal technology. Two of these activities involved on-site heating services; gas-fired metal heat treatment and refractory dry out operations.
Whilst expanding operations and capabilities at customers sites, strides were also being taken at the company's Hartlepool and Wigan facilities. The construction and acquisition of more than 25 furnaces enabled us to offer in house heat treatment services to wide range of companies throughout the UK.
Throughout the last 30 years, there has been progressive expansion into heat treatment by the use of electrical resistance and induction techniques providing an important addition to our heat treatment portfolio.
With over forty years of practical experience in heat treatment, Thermal Hire Ltd has earned a reputation for reliability and commitment, and the ideals of quality and service are paramount in providing our wide range of services to all sectors of industry from nuclear, petrochemical and pipelines, to off-shore platforms.
The number of completed projects now exceeds 5000, carried out in the UK and locations extending from Iceland to Australia and Mexico, both on and off-shore, managed from our Wigan and Falkirk Operations departments.
This ability to operate worldwide is backed up by first class furnace facilities in Wigan and Hartlepool in the UK.
Our workforce consists of a dedicated and experienced team, committed to the diligent completion of projectors to the satisfaction of the client and further enhancement of the company's reputation.
This work ethic is led by management and extends right through to all personnel, driven by an absolute commitment to quality and pride in providing clients with solutions to their heat treatment needs.
The diverse backgrounds of our management and leadership team provides the experience and knowledge required to to facilitate the needs of our clients and to enhance our future.
Qualified Engineers and Technicians operate the latest technology required for heat treatment of today's metals and refractories to international design codes and construction requirements.
Thermal Hire’s commitment to Quality is total. In order to enhance the aforesaid the company has
established and maintains a Quality Management System consistent to the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001:2015 and holds formal approval to the standard for all aspects of the company’s product and service provision.
For the provision of in-house Heat Treatment services at our Hartlepool & Wigan facilities,
mobilisation and provision of On-Site Heat Treatment Services and Hire of Mobile Heat Treatment
Equipment the company also holds formal approval to AS 9100 Rev D.
Thermal Hire Ltd recognises and accepts the responsibility to provide and maintain safe working conditions
for all Company personnel and those persons who may be affected by our trading activities.
The company has established a comprehensive Health & Safety Management System in accordance with the requirements of ISO 45001:2018 and maintains formal certification to the standard with LRQA.
If you would like more information about any of Thermal Hires’s products or services, please complete the enquiry form below. Alternatively, you can call us at our Wigan, Hartlepool or Falkirk locations, details below.