Milestones highlighted online and at 2015 trade shows
Auburn Hills, Mich. (May 5, 2015) – Destaco is marking its centennial this year with celebrations at trade shows, a new microsite and a retrospective video that shows how the company has grown to become a global workholding and automation leader. The yearlong festivities kicked off at Automate in March, where historic products and literature were on display in the Destaco booth.
“Destaco’s 100-year history includes many milestones that we are going to recognize online and at industry events,” says Darren Greene, director, global marketing and business intelligence for Destaco. “But that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped innovating. In 2015, we’ll continue to develop new products and create individualized solutions for our customers’ unique manufacturing needs. This company has evolved from a single shop to a worldwide leader, and it will continue to adapt to industry changes.”
Founded by William H. Roberts in 1915 as the Detroit Stamping Company, Destaco initially provided the rapidly growing automotive industry with contract stamping as well as die and machining services. To help manufacturers hold auto bodies and other materials in place on the production line, the Detroit Stamping Company designed and patented the world’s first manual toggle clamp in 1936.
International expansion began in 1958 when the Detroit Stamping Company opened a sales and manufacturing facility in Germany. Four years later, the company was acquired by Dover Corporation. It was at that time that the Detroit Stamping Company name was shortened to Destaco.
Destaco expanded into the Asian market in 1984 by opening a sales and manufacturing facility in Thailand. After that, its growth accelerated through the acquisitions of several companies in the automation, robotics, aerospace, life sciences and nuclear fields. Today, Destaco has operations in the United States, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Thailand and the United Kingdom.
While Destaco still manufactures its groundbreaking manual toggle clamps, its product line now also features robotic end effectors, power clamps and other automation tools. The Destaco family of brands includes Robohand gripping solutions, CAMCO indexers and Central Research Laboratories (CRL) remote handling equipment.
To learn more about the full line of workholding and automation solutions offered by Destaco, visit destaco.com or call (888) DESTACO (888-337-8226).