In 2017, AFC-Holcroft received a large number of orders for complete UBQA (universal batch quench austemper) lines from companies serving a variety of industries. In addition, sales were strong for AFC-Holcroft’s flagship UBQ (universal batch quench) systems, EZ endothermic gas generators, rotary-hearth furnaces, pusher furnaces and mesh-belt equipment. These orders came from the U.S., Canada and Mexico as well as Australia, Europe and Asia.

AFC-Holcroft has responded to the increase in orders by extending working hours, adding experienced personnel to its staff, adding new technology and continually improving processes to keep promised delivery dates. The company remains optimistic for 2018 to also present a strong order book.