Paulo Selects AFC-Holcroft Equipment for Production Expansion

Paulo, a commercial heat treater headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, has purchased two (2) new Universal Batch Quench (UBQ) furnaces from AFC-Holcroft, to be installed at their Kansas City Division.

The new equipment, standard 36-48-36 sized units with top cool chambers, was customized to integrate with Paulo's existing UBQ batch furnaces already in operation. This recent order is equipped with a state-of-the-art furnace controls system which will also integrate with Paulo's existing production and quality control systems. Paulo support s a wide variety of aerospace, automotive and agricultural customers, many with stringent quality requirements; subsequently the ability to comply with the end user's reporting requirements is of critical importance.

Mike Neumann of AFC-Holcroft stated, "Paulo is a longtime customer of AFC-Holcroft and we were excited about working on another furnace project with a leader in the commercial heat treating industry. We supplied them with our standard UBQ 36-48-36 design with some unique features to meet their production and quality system requirements".

The equipment is being built by AFC-Holcroft's partner MATTSA, then shipped to the customer's facility in Kansas City, Missouri for installation.  The equipment will be delivered in the second quarter, 2015.

Paulo offers a wide variety of heat treating, brazing and metal finishing solutions as well as a broad range of metallurgical and engineering services. In addition to the Kansas City Division, Paulo operates divisions in St. Louis, Missouri, Nashville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Cleveland, Ohio. Their website is

About AFC-Holcroft:

AFC-Holcroft is one of the world's largest manufacturers of heat treating furnaces. The legacy companies that comprise AFC-Holcroft have a combined 225+ years of thermal processing experience. The company manufactures turn-key heat treating systems for applications including commercial heat treating, bearings, automotive, aerospace, mining, military, aluminum heat treatment, gear manufacturing, fastener manufacturing, and alternative energy industries.

AFC-Holcroft, headquartered in the United States, has a global reach with direct sales coverage in North America and worldwide, while AFC-Holcroft Europe serves major industrial markets in Germany, France, and other European locations. AFC-Holcroft's Asian Operations manages partners in China, India, South Korea, and other countries in the region, and the company also extends into markets in Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Poland, Russia, and Spain, through relationships with partners, many of whom have manufacturing capability. For more information, contact

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