A leading manufacturing of capital equipment for the conversion industry, Deacro Industries began in 1979 as a provider of on-demand and just-in-time manufacturing. Today, the company focuses on manufacturing slitter rewinder equipment and components for its highly automated machine shop.
Manufacturing slitter rewinders, salvage rewinders, rolling handling equipment, and an extensive list of products for the converting industry, Deacro Industries highlights automation technology in its manufacturing process as a means to its success. With an ability to operate “lights out”, Deacro Industries runs like an efficient, finely tuned machine, just one of the many elements that separates the company from its competition.
Full equipment lineup
“The fact that we make our own components, we are able to control our costs better that way,” Deacro Industries President Ed de Boer told the American Business Journal. “We are also fairly innovative as far as new designs goes.”
As a smaller organization, Deacro Industries is able to accommodate requests for customized work, with its modified machines able to meet the requirements of specific orders. One example is Deacro Industries’ work on specialty projects for the lithium power industry that uses a specific separator film provided by Deacro Industries. As de Boer explained, “We produce the slipping and rewinding equipment that does the winding and the separating of the lithium battery separator film.”
Redesigning to ensure that the company remains cost competitive, Deacro Industries has revamped its entire equipment line to stay in tune with its major competitors in Europe that own operations within the Asian markets and capitalize on the local lower cost of equipment. As such, the goal of Deacro Industries is to offer a competitive product based on an aggressive design and manufacturing approach.
A leader in the design and manufacture in high performance slitting and rewinding machines, Deacro Industries offers a variety of capital equipment manufacturing from its 75,000 square foot state-of-the-art machine facility. The company website states, “Deacro Industries’ complete control throughout the manufacturing process offers the converting industry design solutions in an unprecedented ‘Time to Market’.”
Deacro Industries strives to produce easy to use, ergonomic, multi-functional machines. More so, the company’s focus on customer service does not stop on the sales floor, but rather extends to offer equipment training alongside a qualified technician.
“We believe that your prosperity is directly related to our success. That’s why, in all aspects of our operation, every effort is made to achieve nothing less than your total satisfaction,” reads the Deacro Industries website.
North American operator
Operating in Canada and the United States, Deacro Industries holds the unique ability of observing the impact of the recession in both markets. Although business has slowed during the economic downturn, and a resizing of the company occurred in 2009, Deacro Industries remains focuses on its services and expanding in the work it delivers. During the recession, sales declined in capital equipment manufacturing and Deacro Industries responded in scaling back its operations. However, the company also used this time to take on additional, interesting projects that allowed it to maintain its productivity.
De Boer noted that the impact of the recession in Canada and the United States was “very similar” and that typically what happens in the conversion industry in the United States is often follows in Canada. De Boer summarized, “If they are not buying capital equipment in the United States, they are not buying it in Canada.”
Deacro Industries believes it has streamlined its operations in a way that will allow it to move forward, with potential expansion in the works. Deacro Industries sees growth in expanding into new markets, with an expected expansion into the European and Asian markets. Existing sales are primarily in North America, with some European sales, but the company feels it can improve its international sales through its expanded marketing efforts. A focus on technology, quality, service, increased productivity, and competitive pricing serves as the basis for future growth.
Deacro Industries offers durable, strong converting equipment and the latest in slitter rewinder technology. The technology is easy to use and offers exceptional reliability, while the quality design and assembly of Deacro Industries’ capital equipment manufacturing continues to push the company as an industry wide leader.