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.