Hatfield Manufacturer Celebrates 70 Years in Business
HATFIELD, Pa.—Simco, the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturer and distribution of static control systems, celebrates 70 years in business.
Founded in 1936 by Hortense and Julius Simons, SIMCO started as a one room shop in Philadelphia. In the mid 1950's, SIMCO moved to Walnut Street in Lansdale. Today, SIMCO has offices in Kobe Japan, Lochem Holland, and its worldwide headquarters in the Line Lexington Industrial Park in Hatfield Township, Pa.
The static control systems that SIMCO manufacturers are used in a variety of applications including electronics assembly, semiconductor and flat panel display manufacturing, printing, packaging, plastics, medical device, automotive and the converting of paper, film and foil. For 70 years SIMCO has provided superior customer service, leading edge technology and unsurpassed product quality, making them the worldwide leader in static control.
In addition to excellence in their marketplaces, the employees of SIMCO strive to be an outstanding part of the community. In 2005, SIMCO was awarded Employer of the Year by Montgomery County. This award was in recognition to SIMCO's 15 year relationship with Indian Creek Industries. Indian Creek offers employment programs for the mentally challenged and offers training on a variety of hand assembly jobs, as well as on jobs requiring tools powered by compressed air. Over the past 15 years, SIMCO has utilized the services of Indian Creek Industries for light assembly work and kits.
SIMCO has also supported many community organizations such as youth sports teams, Toys for Tots, Mania on Main Street and has been recognized by the United Way as a pacesetter organization.
Since 1989, Simco has been owned by Illinois Tool Works Inc., a Fortune 200 diversified manufacturing company with more than 90 years of history, ITW's 650 decentralized business units in 45 countries employ nearly 49,000 men and women who are focused on creating value-added products and innovative customer