Bodycote International plc has acquired China’s Ningbo Jiangdong Ruidahong Heat Treatment Co. Limited (RHT). RHT operates from two facilities in the Yangtze River Delta, approximately 300 kilometers south of Shanghai. This is the second company Bodycote has added to its Chinese heat-treatments division as part of its strategy to expand heat-treatment operations in emerging economies.

Founded in 1998, RHT provides protective atmosphere heat-treatment services and associated testing support to local businesses that supply a number of Western-based OEMs in the automotive, power tools and agricultural sectors. Existing local management will continue to guide operations.