Hydromecanique Et Frottement (HEF) is a France-based Company. Basically, the company started with Research Centre concentrating on surface engineering, specialized in reducing the problems related to surfaces of the components like friction, corrosion, fatigue, scuffing, seizure, and wear. The center has invented and patented many types of surface treatments capable of resolving such problems.

HEF started its operations in India during 1983-84 with a techno- commercial collaboration with one of the TVS group companies called M/s.Tribology India Ltd. Through this company, HEF has introduced many surface treatments and coatings, like Sursulf, Arcor, Tribomol etc in India to name a few to improve the physical and metallurgical properties of ferrous and non ferrous materials.

Taking advantage of globalization in India, HEF started its 100% owned company at Chennai called HEF India Pvt Ltd, in 2000, ending its collaboration agreement with M/s.Tribology India Ltd.

During 2002, HEF has strengthened its competencies, notably through the acquisition of companies such as DURFERRIT, Germany (authors of Tuftride, Tenifer, QPQ & Melonite Processes), CLERC & CARDONE, France (a pioneering Bushings company) and KOLENE, USA (in the business of Surface Treatments). With these acquisitions, HEF Group had confirmed their leadership that has made it a key player in its field of excellence, namely Surface Engineering.

Within this sphere of competencies, the HEF-Durferrit group is able to cater for all your Surface Engineering Needs: Research & Development, advice & Technical Support, Processing, Technology Transfer, Manufacture of Furnace and other related Equipment, and Surface Engineered Precision components.

HEF Group- Surface Engineering Specialists
Today, the Indian operations of HEF group is managed by five independent 100% France Owned companies, each specializing in some specific areas: HEF India Pvt Ltd: Controlling Corporate Administrative works and R&D, Durferrit Asea Pvt Ltd; Manufacturing Specialised Chemicals for Surface treatment and Surface Coating; Eastern Machine Elements Pvt Ltd: Manufacturing and exporting surface engineered engineering components; Techniques Surfaces Chennai Pvt Ltd: Jobbing shops for surface treatments & Surface coatings; HEF-Durferrit India Pvt Ltd: Marketing company for Indian Market, marketing Specialty chemicals, Processes, Surface Engineered Engineering Components like Bushes, Pins etc and Furnace equipments for our processes.
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