The National Heat Treatment Centre (NHTC) is founded

The National Heat Treatment Centre (NHTC) began life in University College Dublin in 1993 as a funded research centre led by David Collins, a lecturer in Metallurgy in the Mechanical Engineering Department. To help finance the research operation, it offered contract heat treating services and metallurgical analysis to the engineering industry, predominantly the emerging tool-making sector.

Expansion beyond University College Dublin

In 2003, David Collins took early retirement due to illness and, as the contract heat treatment part of the operation was growing, UCD decided to “spin out” the complete Centre.

Moved our Premises to Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin

In 2004, The National Heat Treatment Centre Ltd, now a fully commercial entity with no research funding or subsidies, moved to the Sandyford Industrial Estate in Dublin. As the business continued to grow, under the guidance of General Manager John Fitzgerald BEng (Hons) MIEI, a move to larger premises was needed.

Moved to our New Facility in Naas

The move to our new purpose-built factory, located just off the M7 motorway connecting Dublin to Limerick and Cork, was fully completed in 2011.

Expansion of our Facility

A subsequent development in 2017 has almost doubled the size of the premises and allowed for the installation of a new Heat Treatment line and further processing equipment.

The operation at the new factory allowed NHTC to increase the range of services offered to its customers