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 remove 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 remove 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.


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