FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 21, 2015

 

 

Troy Miller appointed VP Operations at TDS Automation

 

 

Doerfer is pleased to announce that Troy Miller has accepted our offer to lead the operations team at all of Doerfer’s Iowa locations by becoming the Vice-President of Operations at TDS Automation, reporting to Doerfer COO Kevin Wilson.

 

Troy will commence his duties in this new post effective immediately, after having led several departments and divisions at TDS over the past several years, inclusive of the Tool & Die group, the Mechanical Design group, the Build to Print group, as well as the Project Management functions at the company. The functional areas reporting to Troy in his new capacity will include all activities in Engineering & Design, Fab & Assembly, Project Management, Tool & Die, Wheelift, and Build to Print programs.

 

Troy is a long-time resident and community supporter of Waverly, Iowa, and has served TDS and Doerfer in various capacities since 1987.

 

 

Megan Anderson joins Doerfer Companies

 

 

Doerfer is pleased to announce Megan Anderson has accepted our offer to become the Corporate Human Resources Manager, reporting to CHRO, Kathryn Nuss.

 

In this role Megan will provide assistance and support to HR staff and our operations teams at the various Doerfer locations. Megan commences her duties on September 28, 2015, and will office primarily out of the Waverly, Iowa facility.

 

Megan’s previous experience includes serving as an HR professional with increasing responsibilities throughout her career at a number of area entities, including: The University of Northern Iowa, Allen Hospital, and Cedar Valley Community Support Services. Megan earned her BS, Business Administration and MBA at Upper Iowa University.

 

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August 31, 2015

 

 

Kathryn Nuss joins Doerfer Companies

 

 

Doerfer is pleased to announce that Kathryn Nuss has accepted our offer to become the Chief Human Resources Officer reporting to company President, David Takes.

 

Kathryn will commence her duties in late September, after relocating to the Cedar Valley in Iowa from the Minneapolis area. Over the past seven years she led the HR function in a number of operating facilities for Donaldson Company, most recently as a Corporate HR Manager based at Donaldson’s headquarters in Bloomington, MN. Although Kathryn will office primarily out of the Waverly, Iowa facility, she will travel periodically to all Doerfer locations to interact and work with her HR staff and the entire Doerfer team.

 

Kathryn’s previous experience also includes serving as an HR professional at a number of other notable companies in her career, inclusive of a past stint at Doerfer’s TDS Automation subsidiary from 2003 through 2005. Kathryn obtained her BA from The University of Northern Iowa in Communications, and received certification from the National Society of Human Resource Management as a Senior Human Resources Professional (SHRP) in 2008.

 

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April 16, 2015

 

 

DOERFER COMPANIES ACQUIRES FSA SYSTEMES D’ASSEMBLAGE

 

Doerfer Companies, a US headquartered and engineering driven designer, manufacturer, and integrator of factory automation systems and related equipment, announced today that effective April 1 it has acquired majority interest in FSA Systemes D’Assemblage “FSA”, headquartered in France. The majority stake was acquired from GDF Suez SES, who shall retain a minority share in the company.

 

Over the past 30 years, FSA has been a leading provider of custom designed automation equipment for a variety of industries in Europe and beyond, serving the needs of its Fortune 100 customers through implementation and optimization of product assembly and other proprietary industrial processes utilized in manufacture of automotive, consumer, and other industrial products. FSA maintains business locations and factories in Paris, Besançon, and Valence, France as well as Cluj, Romania, Pune, India, and Beijing, China. Further information can be viewed on the company’s website at www.fabricomautomation.com.

 

David Takes, Doerfer Companies CEO, stated that the acquisition is the latest step in carrying out the company’s defined global growth strategy, establishes a significant European presence, and adds to the groups multi-national resources and presence in response to continued demand from its global customer base. In addition to Doerfer’s US locations in Iowa, Illinois, South Carolina, and Tennessee, the company’s operations also include previously acquired factories in Singapore as well as Acuna, Mexico. Company officials further state that the acquisition will be positive and accretive for the existing Doerfer team and customer base, as it strengthens and builds the companies opportunities and ability to participate in and carry out its increasingly complex, large scale, globally integrated automation programs and industrial projects from its ten integrated locations worldwide. The companies website may be found at www.doerfer.com.

 

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January 16, 2014

 

 

DOERFER COMPANIES AND UNIVERSAL ROBOTICS PARTNER

FOR FLEXIBLE MEDICAL DEVICE ASSEMBLY AUTOMATION

 

The Doerfer Companies announced a partnership with Universal Robotics of Nashville, Tennessee to integrate Universal’s intelligence and 3D software platforms with Doerfer’s custom automation solutions for flexible piece part feeding to industrial automation assembly platforms. For the medical device industry, this technological breakthrough enables automated assembly platforms to receive raw materials without the need for traditional feeding hardware such as vibratory, centrifugal or tray feeders.

 

Universal Robotics has developed a signature technology, Neocortex®, which is a new form of artificial intelligence that uses sensor information to learn. It was co-developed over seven years by NASA and Vanderbilt University, and was funded by U.S. Department of Defense. Neocortex discovers patterns in chaotic environments that are relevant to an assigned task. From this, it provides operational insight or enables flexible machine control to perform tasks that are unsafe or difficult for humans.

 

Because Neocortex’s learning requires observation and interaction with the physical world, Universal created an accurate 3D vision guidance software product called Spatial Vision® Robotics that provides Neocortex with information about its surroundings using off-the-shelf 3D sensors.

 

MD&M West 2014 will be held February 11-13, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. The Doerfer Companies will utilize this forum to introduce this partnership with an active demonstration utilizing a Motoman MH5SM 6-axis robotic arm showing the ability to locate medical device piece parts completely at random and to pick those parts and subsequently place to a tooled nest on an assembly platform. Visit us at Booth # 4247.

 

About Doerfer Companies

 

Doerfer Companies designs, manufactures, and integrates factory automation systems for the unique process and product manufacturing needs of the healthcare industry, as well as automotive, aerospace/defense, consumer, and nuclear industries. Doerfer’s 600+ person team creates manufacturing solutions by leveraging significant experience in assembly, packaging, controls, testing, and inspection systems. Visit www.doerfer.com.

 

About Universal Robotics

 

Universal Robotics, a software engineering company, creates state-of-the-art machine intelligence with multi-dimensional sensing and motion control that expands the reach of automation for a host of applications, making machines more flexible and learning from big data. Visit www.universalrobotics.com.

 

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January 15, 2013

 

 

DOERFER COMPANIES & KOMAX HOLDING AG

EXECUTE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

 

Doerfer Companies announced today that it has executed a Memorandum of Understanding with KOMAX Holding AG (Komax) regarding strategic cooperation with Komax’s Medtech division based in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland.

 

Doerfer is an engineering driven designer, manufacturer, and integrator of automation systems and related equipment used to manufacture, handle, assemble, test, and package industrial and consumer products, with US manufacturing locations in Iowa, Illinois, South Carolina, and Tennessee, as well as an overseas location in Singapore.

 

Komax Medtech is a leading provider of assembly automation solutions utilizing its highly sophisticated proprietary technologies, with a particular focus on the medical device industry in Europe, North America and Asia. Komax Medtech is headquartered in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland, with additional operations in Rockford, Illinois, U.S.A and Penang, Malaysia.

 

This strategic alliance between the companies provides Doerfer enhanced access to European markets, and gives Komax Medtech greater visibility to the North American and Asian markets. The agreement provides a framework to strengthen and build joint opportunities for the two companies through deployment of their combined global infrastructure and assets, and creates a significantly enhanced collective ability to carry out the increasingly complex, large scale, globally integrated automation programs and industrial projects required by Doerfer’s and Komax’s diverse customer base of multi-national companies.

 

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December 19, 2011

 

 

WILLIAMS WHITE & COMPANY, A DOERFER COMPANY, ANNOUNCES THE SHIPMENT

OF A ROTARY STEAM DRYER TO A MAJOR FORTUNE 500 COMPANY

 

Doerfer Companies, an engineering driven designer, manufacturer, and integrator of automation systems and related equipment used to manufacture, handle, assemble, test, and package industrial and consumer products with plants in Iowa, Illinois, South Carolina, and Tennessee announces the shipment of a large industrial dryer from its Moline, Illinois based Williams White & Company subsidiary.

 

Williams, White entered the industrial dryer business segment earlier this year. This rotary steam dryer is part of a multiple dyer order being shipped to a Fortune 500 food processing company. The dryer, 13 foot diameter by 73 foot long, weighing 335,000 pounds will travel by special tractor and trailer. The dryer is fabricated from stainless steel and required approximately 9 months to complete. The industrial dryer business compliments the massive hydraulic presses that Williams White and Company has built a global reputation on. Please direct inquiries to Mr. David Nesbitt or Mr. Donn Maring by phone at (309) 797 7650 by email to dave.nesbitt@doerfer.com or donn.maring@doerfer.com respectively.

 

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Novenber 15, 2011

 

 

DOERFER COMPANIES ACQUIRES SINGAPORE BASED PSB TECHNOLOGIES, PTE., LTD.

 

Doerfer Companies, an engineering driven designer, manufacturer, and integrator of automation systems and related equipment used to manufacture, handle, assemble, test, and package industrial and consumer products with plants in Iowa, Illinois, South Carolina, and Tennessee announced today that it has acquired one of Asia’s leading machine systems and automation companies, PSB Technologies, Pte. Ltd., based in Singapore.

 

PSB Technologies grew out of economic development initiatives conducted by the Singapore Economic Development Board beginning in the late 80’s, and over the 20+ years that followed has developed into a leading provider of design, automation, and machine building services and equipment for a variety of industries in Asia and beyond. PSB has nearly 100 employees operating out of an approximately 40,000 square foot factory located in the Bedok Reservoir industrial zone in Singapore, and primarily serves the needs of Fortune 100 companies in implementing and optimizing assembly and other proprietary production processes. Case studies describing sample past projects and programs can be viewed on the company’s website at www.psb-technologies.com.

 

One of Doerfer Companies subsidiaries, known as Wright Industries, Inc., is located in Nashville, TN. The company indicates that while they have worked internationally on a significant basis for over a decade, the acquisition of PSB Technologies represents a substantial investment in both infrastructure and talent in Asia, and is yet another significant step in fostering Doerfer’s defined global growth strategy. Company officials further state that the acquisition will be positive and accretive for the existing Doerfer team and customer base, as it strengthens and builds the companies opportunities and ability to participate in and carry out its increasingly complex, large scale, globally integrated automation programs and industrial projects.

 

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September 26, 2008

 

 

AUTOMATION COMPANIES JOIN FORCES

FOR GREATER REACH TO PRODUCT AND PROCESS MANUFACTURERS

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Doerfer Companies, with operations in four key North American locations, has formed a strategic alliance with AGR Automation, Arbroath, Scotland.

 

The alliance provides for the two automation companies to work together and provide a broader spectrum of knowledge, experience and manpower to Automation users throughout North America and Europe.

 

For more than 40 years, AGR Automation, manufacturer of the innovative Smartpod Platform, has been a major player in the development and manufacture of high speed linear, rotary and flexible assembly systems, vibratory bowls and vibratory tracks, cannulator feed systems, automated syringe loading systems, rotafeed – centrifugal feed systems, robotics, multi-lane feed systems, skiving machines, hoppers, elevators and a range of product accessories.

 

“This alliance allows our clients to leverage AGR’s experience and gain access to system speeds of 120-1000 parts per minute without compromising stringent performance requirements,” Doerfer Chairman Sunder Subbaroyan said. “We believe our systems will integrate seamlessly to provide unparalleled factory automation performance.”

 

“We are very pleased by this opportunity to partner with one of automation’s giants,” AGR Managing Director Derek Gatson said. “Doerfer Companies has the manpower base and engineering resource that will allow AGR to pursue projects of a scale that had been closed to us before now.”

 

Part of the Blakell Europlacer Group, AGR Automation enjoys an unrivalled reputation as the UK's leading designer and manufacturer of high speed automated machinery for a global client base.

 

Headquartered in Iowa and working from facilities in Nashville, Tenn., Greenville, SC, Waverly, Iowa and Moline, Ill., Doerfer Companies designs, manufactures and integrates factory automation systems for the unique process and product manufacturing needs of the healthcare industry, as well as the automotive, aerospace/defense, consumer, healthcare and nuclear industries. Doerfer's team of more than 700 meets manufacturing challenges by leveraging significant applications experience in assembly, packaging, nuclear, controls, testing, and inspection systems.

 

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