US subsidiary launch
08 November 2017
Soaring US process industry demand for thermal fluid system support, maintenance and risk-management services has prompted Thermal Fluid Solutions (TFS) to open an American operation.
Active in the US since 2008, TFS has since established a broad and expanding customer base in the North American process industry, especially within the panel board sector; the company counts global manufacturing giants Arauco and Norbord as long-standing customers.
TFS’ new US subsidiary in Greenville, South Carolina, is headed by one of its senior engineers, Aaron Coult, who has transferred from the company’s UK headquarters in Derbyshire. The firm plans to recruit local employees within 12 months.
Said TFS’ managing director, Richard Franklin: “The US is home to a considerable and growing number of our customers, so it made sense to open an office there in order to provide a more “local” facility.
“The American process industry is extremely alert to the fact that continuous risk assessment and management is vital in order to guarantee the safe, efficient and legislatively compliant operation of thermal fluid systems. As such, it is a very important market for us.”
The launch of TFS’ North American operation was supported by the UK Department for International Trade.
TFS was the first company to offer a thermal fluid conditioning service, HTfluidfit, a quick, cost-effective, environmentally sustainable alternative to fluid replacement which extends fluid life by a factor of at least 10, saving customers up to 70% of their thermal fluid costs.
Other services supplied by TFS include risk-management; testing, analysis and advice; water removal; drainage and refill. The company also supplies thermal fluids and a range of ancillary products.
TFS has the following health and safety accreditations: SafeContractor, Avetta and SMAS (Safety Management Advisory Services), which are all registered members of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement). It also has its own laboratory.
The company was established in 1996 as Heat Transfer Systems, rebranding to Thermal Fluid Solutions in 2012.