In 2000, some of the brightest minds in the oven and heat-treating industry combined hundreds of years of experience to form HeatTek.
The goal was simple - provide the highest quality equipment and back it with superior customer service and on-site support. To this day, HeatTek’s “Never Settle” commitment ensures customers remain as profitable and efficient as possible.
With a focus on research and development as well as a commitment to hiring and retaining great people, HeatTek continues to be a pioneer in the heat treat industry, earning the trust of more manufacturers every year.
There are six core values within HeatTek that everyone lives by each day. These fundamentals are the reason HeatTek is a great company to work with and to work for:
2000 (January) - With a few highly experienced industry veterans, HeatTek was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The company focused on engineering and manufacturing ovens and furnaces.
2000 (June) – With rapid early growth, HeatTek moved into a larger manufacturing facility in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.
2001 – Offerings were expanded into rechargeable battery lines and metal container equipment.
2003 – HeatTek expanded into vacuum pressure impregnation equipment to complement its service to the Electric Motor / Motor Repair Shop market.
2004 – HeatTek built and moved into a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Ixonia, Wisconsin.
2005 – HeatTek built its first Metal Container Pin oven and entered the market with an industry-leading design.
2014 – To support continued growth, the HeatTek manufacturing facility was expanded, more than doubling in size.
2015 – The 1st Annual Wellness Fair and 3K Race was held. This was the starting point for HeatTek’s highly recognized wellness program with almost 100% participation.
2016 – As the electric vehicle market continued to evolve, HeatTek worked with the automotive industry’s leading manufacturers to provide E-Motor coating systems and equipment.
2017 – HeatTek began offering audit services to ensure ongoing safety and compliance for customers.
2018 – As scrutiny built over the planet’s dependency on plastic, HeatTek partnered with some of the world leaders in the metal container industry as they prepared long-term plans to provide a sustainable alternative.
2019 – HeatTek expanded its offering to include washers/rinsers to the Metal Container industry and supplied its first complete customized system.
2019 – In response to a growing number of projects, HeatTek opened a second and third manufacturing facility in Waukesha, WI.
2020 – HeatTek moves its secondary manufacturing facility from Waukesha to West Allis, WI to gain more space and flexibility.
2021 – A new warehouse facility is purchased down the road from the headquarters office in Ixonia, WI to provide more manufacturing space and improve logistics.
2023 – HeatTek is named one of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Top Workplaces in the publication’s annual employer recognition program.