Key Dates Timeline
Important milestones in our growth from 1983 to the present.
Swift Heat Heating Elements is founded in Fordsburg, Johannesburg to manufacture Mica Band Heaters and Ceramic Band Heaters for the Plastics industry.
Swift Heat moves to new premises in Nancefield, Johannesburg.
World-class cartridge heater manufacturing facility is opened.
Current management acquires Swift Heat and begins implementing a vision to position the company as South Africa’s leading industrial heating element manufacturer.
Swift Heat acquires Vertex and ANC Temperature Controller Agencies, as well as STS Instrumentation, a market leader in the manufacture of Thermocouples, RTDs and Thermowells. The acquisitions highlight Swift Heat’s commitment to a “one-stop shop” service strategy.
The company trading name is changed to Swift Heat and Control to correctly describe the full scope of the company’s activities and interests.
Launch of Swift OTS Elements for the metal finishing industry. The launch ends over 15 years of monopoly supply – giving customers the option to choose a quality alternative.
Swift Heat relocates to its existing Aeroton plant of over 3 500 square metres. The move brings the company closer to its customer base.
Swift Heat receives first ISO 9001:2000 certification from TUV Rheinland – cementing an unwavering commitment to quality and manufacturing excellence.
Swift Heat acquires Thermacon Manufacturing, further strengthening the company’s position as a market leader in industrial heating elements.
Swift Heat begins focused sales & marketing into Africa concentrating initially on the SADC countries (Botswana, Namibia, Zambia & Zimbabwe).
Swift Heat acquires Toroidal Technologies, the sole manufacturer of toroidal transformers in South Africa.
TUV Rheinland updates Swift Heat’s certification to ISO 9001:2008.
Export drive into Africa gathers momentum with significant progress made into East Africa (Kenya) and East Africa (DRC, Ghana and Nigeria).
Swift Heat forms an alliance with Swift Heat Empowered – a level 2 BEE company.