Designetics got its start more than 30 years ago, when an automotive manufacturers was tasked with finding a better way to assemble glass to vehicles. The founders of Designetics, Wally Krueger and Craig Williams, worked in Krueger’s single-car garage in Toledo, Ohio to develop a new fluid applicator that would dispense an even amount of fluid onto a substate. The applicator was a success, and Designetics was born. As our customer base – and our product range – grew, our operations expanded, and in the early 2000s, we moved to our current, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Holland, Ohio, where all of our fluid applicators and automated systems are “Made in America.”
In fact, we’ve created a vertically integrated manufacturing operation, where we control the supply chain and all manufacturing processes – from injection molding of plastic components to machining metal parts such as applicator tracks and air compliance adapters. All of this means that our customers get a high-quality, American-made product – and it allows us to deliver in accordance with our customers’ needs, typically within days rather than weeks.
In addition to in-house manufacturing for catalog-spec applicators and automated fluid application systems, we also provide rapid prototyping services for customers who need a custom applicator solution. Our design engineers are experts in fluid application and have worked with hundreds of fluids, countless substates, and challenging geometries and precision requirements. We hold over 65 patents (domestic and international) and 3 software copyrights. And all of our operations – from design to prototyping and manufacturing – take place at our facility in Holland, Ohio.
Designetics is proud to be a family-founded and family-owned American company, and we value our ties to the community and to our workforce. That’s why we created Designetics Cares, a nonprofit charitable foundation that focuses on our communities and their children. Through outreach, donations, and in-kind services, we strive to make a difference in their lives, both now and for future generations.
In addition to supplying high-quality, American-made fluid applicators and automated application systems, we use integrity as a touchstone for everything we do – from our internal team management to our business dealings with vendors and clients. If you’re looking for a partner that you can rely on for high-quality fluid applicators and systems that are Made in America, give us a call. We would love to help you with your next fluid application challenge.
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