DESTACO , a Dover Company, was founded in 1915. In 1936, the company designed and manufactured the first manual toggle clamp. Innovations, quality and acquisitions have made DESTACO the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and support of clamping, gripping, linear/rotary transferring and robotic tooling solutions for workplace and flexible automation needs.The family of brands has enabled DESTACO to establish leading productivity improvement and cost-reduction manufacturing solutions for our customers using the breadth of products and value-added services we offer. Our customer base covers a wide range of industries requiring a global customer service network offering consistent solutions and program support. With more than 88 years of experience, DESTACO brings a philosophy of quality unsurpassed by its counterparts, Superior consultation, innovation, engineering, service and distribution sustain DESTACO leadership in its industry, with the ultimate result being that we have become your preferred provider of best-in-class partnership and service for you, our Distributors and Customers!



1915 William H. Roberts founds Detroit Stamping Company, providing contract stamping to the rapidly growing automotive industry

1936 Detroit Stamping Company invents and patents the world’s first manual toggle clamp

patent for the world’s first manual toggle clamp

1954 Detroit Stamping Company begins international expansion

1958 Detroit Stamping Company opens first office in Germany

Detroit Stamping Company opens first office in Germany

1962 Dover Corporation acquires Detroit Stamping Company and changes its name to DE-STA-CO

1983 DE-STA-CO expands to the Asian market by opening a manufacturing facility in Thailand

1996 DE-STA-CO acquires Robohand, the first step toward providing complete automation solutions

1997 DE-STA-CO acquires EOA Systems, an innovative maker of robotic accessories

1998 DE-STA-CO acquires CCMOP, a French company and leading manufacturer of robotic peripherals

1999 DE-STA-CO acquires EMA, a Brazilian company and South America’s leading manufacturer of manual clamps

2001 DE-STA-CO acquires CPI Products, a Plymouth, Michigan-based manufacturer of end-effector systems

2004 DE-STA-CO expands its global presence with new facilities in Shanghai, China

2007 DE-STA-CO establishes new state-of-the-art headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan

DE-STA-CO establishes new state-of-the-art headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan

2007 DE-STA-CO acquires IMC, including CAMCO and FERGUSON brands

2007 DE-STA-CO establishes manufacturing facility in Pune, India

2008 Central Research Laboratories (CRL) joins Team DE-STA-CO

2015 DESTACO celebrates its 100 years

2016 DESTACO introduces new logo and branding


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