History

Cowies Heat Treatment (Pty) Ltd trading as Metal Technology Engineering has been offering heat treatment services to Gauteng and surrounding areas for over 28 years and continues to offer quality heat treatment to date.

A brief history of the company is as follows...

In 1985, Ken Cowie was asked to manage Alrode Heat Treatment, a company established in 1960. A new factory was erected and various furnaces were installed and the company commenced trading in that same year as Metal Technology Engineering CC. At that time, there were three partners with Ken as Heat Treatment manager. The company operated for two years slowly gaining momentum. In 1987 Ken and his wife Joyce bought out the other partners and Cowies Heat Treatment CC trading as Metal Technology Engineering (MTE) was established.

In 1990 the company changed to a (Pty) and has been in operation ever since under the trading name of Metal Technology Engineering. For the next 17 years, MTE established itself as a reliable company for heat treatment and metallurgical consultancy under the auspices of its owner, Ken Cowie.

The number of employees have varied between 5 and 20 over the years and is now sitting at 26, of which 90% have more than 10 years experience in heat treatment.

Due to retirement of Ken Cowie in 2008, an opportunity arose for Brandon Eatwell to acquire the business and he subsequently took full control of the business from the 1st March 2008. Brandon Eatwell is a graduate metallurgist with some 28 years’ experience in the heat treatment business and is well known in heat treatment circles.

Together with his wife Michelle, an extremely experienced financial person in her own right, and an experienced and well trained workforce, Brandon is committed to taking the business to new heights and to firmly embrace all aspects of the mission statement.