Hotfoil-EHS Inc., a New Jersey-based manufacturer of industrial heating equipment, opened an engineering and manufacturing facility in Birmingham, England. The new plant will provide the United Kingdom with a large local inventory of power consoles, recorders, ceramic heaters and a full line of accessories used for heat treatment. Hotfoil-EHS UK will also supply control systems and a range of industrial heaters.

This expansion is a first step in the company’s aggressive strategy to expand into the international market. Hotfoil, which was founded in the mid-1960s in England, is headquartered in Hamilton, N.J., and has two additional manufacturing operations in La Porte, Texas, and Chattanooga, Tenn.