Our History

Company History

Our company grew exponentially over the past 20 years, establishing itself as a leading and only company in South Africa that has the capability to permanently dispose of halogenated organic waste, an environmentally-friendly alternative to the conventional methods of encapsulation or exportation abroad.

A-Thermal prides itself on ensuring our clients have peace of mind with the knowledge that any waste brought into its premises will be treated to ensure it becomes non-hazardous to the environment. We take our responsibility in environmentally sustainable solutions for waste treatment seriously.

Company Milestones and Achievements

  • 1996 – Dr. Christos Eleftheriades introduced the concept of pyrolysis technology to South Africa and the
    company was founded.
  • 2002 – A-Thermal establishes itself at their current premises in Olifantsfontein.
  • 2004 – Issued with a RoD, Section 20 Permit and APPA Permit to operate our Thermal Desorption
    Treatment Plant.
  • 2009 – ISO 14001:2004 Certified
  • 2010 – Another milestone in treating over 5,000 tons of PCB Waste since our inception.
  • 2010 – Issued with a Waste Management License by DEA.
  • 2012 – CAIA Responsible Care Signatory.
  • 2014 – Issued with an Air Emissions License.
  • 2016 – Fully certified integrated management system including ISO 9001:2008 and OHSAS 18001: 2007
    certification.
  • 2016 – Gas Clean-Up Upgrade will ensure compliance Air Emission Standards for 2020. A-Thermal
    decided to take proactive approach to compliance. The equipment was designed and manufacturing
    by our team and local experts in the field.

Our Vision

It is our vision to be a safe, best-in-class hazardous and toxic waste thermal-destruction company, who delivers services and products of the highest quality, on time and within the agreed budget, promoting client confidence and trust.

Our Mission

A-Thermal’s mission is to enable our clients to dispose of their hazardous and toxic waste in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner. We achieve this by fostering strong and lasting stakeholder relationships and adding value to our clients’ businesses:

  • We build partnerships with our client’s identity and pursue real business opportunities that solve business challenges.
  • We develop and involve a loyal, reliable, innovative and cost-competitive partner base.
  • We implement and continually upgrade the best processes, systems and tools available.
  • We design, align and build an organisation of highly skilled, technically minded and business-orientated professionals.

Certification

Ekurhuleni – Atmospheric Emission Licence 9 Apr 2014

ISO 19001 Certification

ISO 18001 Certification

ISO 14001 Certicfication

CAIA RESPONSIBLE CARE JAN 2014 TO JAN 2017

Waste Management License 04052015