Business View Oceania | December 2019

83 84 BUSINESS VIEW OCEANIA DECEMBER 2019 BUSINESS VIEW OCEANIA DECEMBER 2019 P ROV I D I NG F URNAC E SO LU T I ONS T he Seco/Warwick Group is comprised of nine companies on three continents that provide standard and customized heat processing equipment for its customers in over 70 countries in the following industries: automotive, aerospace, tools & dies, medical, recycling, energy - including nuclear, wind, oil, gas, and solar - and the production of steel, titanium, and aluminum. As a creator of over 4000 solutions, Seco/Warwick can be called an innovative heat treatment leader - the controlled heating and cooling of metals to alter their physical and mechanical properties without changing the product shape - with expertise in five categories: vacuum heat treatment, atmosphere and aluminum thermal processing, controlled atmosphere brazing of aluminum heat exchangers, and vacuum metallurgy. “Seco/Warwick was formed in 1984,” recounts President and Managing Director of the North American subsidiary, Keith Boeckenhauer. “We started making aluminum process furnaces, aluminum melting furnaces, steel heat treating furnaces with protective atmosphere, and vacuum furnaces for heat treating of the higher technology materials. Then, in the mid to late ‘80s, we developed a design for brazing of primarily automotive aluminum heat exchangers, which we call CAB – controlled atmosphere brazing. “In 1991, we joint ventured with a company in Poland and formed Seco/Warwick Ltd. as a sister AT A GLANCE THE SECO/WARWICK GROUP WHAT: A manufacturer of heat processing equipment WHERE: Headquarters in Warsaw, Poland WEBSITE: The Seco/Warwick Group