Expanite License Solutions (ELS)

– The Flexible Way to Have Your Own Surface Hardening Facility Next to Your Production Line, Lower Your Environmental Footprint, Reduce Costs, and Simplify Logistics!

With an Expanite License Solution (ELS) we challenge you to find a more sustainable way to surface harden your stainless-steel parts. By avoiding unnecessary transport of your parts, you reduce the need to have a floating stock of parts. This is good for the environment, it is good for your operational flexibility, and it is good for your bottom-line.

In the surface hardening business, Expanite is the only company to offer you an in-house, on-site surface hardening solution. In fact, the history of Expanite started with the ELS Solution helping a US based customer break the dependency of having to ship components across the Atlantic for a specific hardening process.

With Expanite License Solutions ELS you can have your own surface hardening facility next to your production line. The ELS is a plug-and-play solution covering equipment, processes, software and onsite training.

Within the umbrella of ELS, Expanite offers two different paths depending on your business and business model. 

The equipment is typically bought directly at a furnace manufacturer, where Expanite recommends Seco Warwick https://www.secowarwick.com/ while process knowledge, software and training is provided directly by Expanite.

Within the umbrella of ELS, Expanite offers two different paths depending on your business and business model. 



Get a Captive Solution, and Gain Control!

If you are a manufacturing company where surface hardening and/or heat treatment is needed on your components, whether sourced or in-house manufactured, it could make sense to install furnaces in your production line or at your primary supplier. This is referred to as captive heat treatment.

The justification for becoming a captive might be many:

  • It can be driven by sheer volume and thereby cost savings. Costs can be saved through the value chain, including shipping, work-in-progress, QC, etc. – and with less transportation and simpler logistics come a significant reduction of your environmental footprint.
  • Your industry might have special requirements as are seen within e.g. aerospace, medical device or automotive. By moving the hardening process in-house, you will move the process within your current quality scope and thereby de-risk your setup
  • Or strategic considerations, where an inhouse process could give your business competitive advantages.

Become a Franchisee and Gain a New Business Opportunity!

If you’re considerable supplier of components that includes surface hardening and today ship these outside your factory, you might want to consider installing furnaces and get a license to process components inhouse, and eventually market Expanite to your customers. Promoting surface hardening along your manufacturing capabilities might give you a competitive edge and new business opportunities. The franchise option might even be relevant if you’re a commercial heat treater in a market where Expanite isn’t already active.

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