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FLAME HARDENERS LTD was registered as a Company in 1945, our story begins even earlier than this.

FLAME HARDENERS LTD was originally "The Shorter Processing Company" taking the name of the pioneer of surface hardening in Great Britain, Mr Albert Edward Shorter (inventor of the technique to become known as "Shorterising").

"Shorterising" is a technique of progressively heating and quenching the surface of a component initially developed in the hardening of parts for military vehicles.

The Shorter Processing Company manufactured machinery to harden components. It was bought by the British Oxygen Co. who saw the machinery as a valuable outlet for the gas produced by them. A demonstration unit was created to harden sample components, by default this unit became a sub-contract heat treatment operation. Retaining the rights to the machinery design BOC sold The Shorter Processing Company in 1945.

The Shorter Processing Company was re-named Flame Hardeners Ltd. Induction Hardening was also becoming a popular process and equipment was installed to service this market leading to the formation of Induction Hardeners Ltd which was later incorporated into Flame Hardeners Ltd.
 
 
 
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