At Chromalox, we develop advanced thermal technologies for the world's toughest industrial heating applications. We do it better, and we've been doing it longer than anyone else. We invented electric heating technology. Chromalox started with an innovative solution 100 years ago when a self-taught engineer invented the first metal-sheathed resistance heating element. It was this then-advanced-thermal-technology that launched an entire industry. That pioneering, innovative spirit continues today. Built on opportunity and innovation, Chromalox has grown to serve an increasing number of global markets and industries. We excel in industries that have high expectations. And we are acknowledged as experts at delivering solutions that exceed specifications, limit risk, and reduce operating costs.
Our Heat Trace Segment delivers Temperature Management Solutions for piping systems, valves, and tanks. Our Industrial Heaters and Systems Segment delivers Process Heating Solutions for revenue-generating industrial processes. Our Component Technologies Segment delivers Component Heating Solutions for industrial equipment manufacturers.
No matter where the need, Chromalox is nearby. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Chromalox has a presence on six continents to provide rapid service and support whenever and wherever needed. We have factory offices, stocking representatives, and over 2,000 authorized distributors worldwide, as well as engineering, warehousing, and sales locations throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
Chromalox maintains six state-of-the-art manufacturing plants throughout the world with more than 634,000 ft2 of manufacturing space. Our plants utilize automated machinery to ensure tightly controlled, repeatable quality standards. Our facilities are vertically integrated, and also provide final assembly and functional testing. Chromalox maintains numerous global product and plant certifications, including ISO 9001:2008, ATEX/IECEx, ASME, ATEX, PED, ABS, GOST, National Board, KOSHA, and SELO.
Chromalox also maintains a presence across the globe through our operations offices. These facilities provide design and engineering expertise, project management, sales, and service quickly, locally. We also stock and warehouse products and components for rapid delivery.