Douglas Electrical Components Expands Operations in Response to Business Growth
December 11, 2008
Larger facility is part of company's lean transformation, answering increased Just-in-Time demands
Douglas Electrical Components, Inc. (DECo), a leading manufacturer of standard and custom electrical components for specialized industrial applications, recently moved all of its manufacturing and support functions to a new, expanded facility in Randolph, New Jersey. The expansion comes in response to significant growth in business operations and demand, specifically for hermetic feedthroughs used in magnetic bearing solutions including HVAC compressor, turbo-machinery and carbon-fiber flywheel applications, as well as in demand for green and alternative energy applications. The company increased its operating space from approximately 12,000 square feet to 30,000 square feet, after reaching maximum capacity at its previous location in Rockaway, New Jersey.
The new facility houses all aspects of DECo's business, from manufacturing to warehousing to corporate management. In addition to a response to increased demand, the move comes as part of a Lean transformation, allowing DECo to provide Just-in-Time (JIT) delivery of production assemblies.
"More than 65 percent of our products are shipped on a Just-in-Time basis to our customers," said Ed Douglas, president of DECo. "Over the next five to seven years, we expect our business to grow by 100 percent to 150 percent, and our new facility allows us to meet this demand by improving our manufacturing, warehousing and operations capabilities while reducing in-process inventory and maximizing overall efficiency."
The new facility is also representative of an "onshoring" trend, in which companies look for products made in the USA to minimize inventory, increase supply chain reliability and ensure quick turnaround on orders. "In the critical applications where our products are used, DECo customers are simply not prepared to risk engineering failure or delivery compromises with overseas sourcing," said Douglas. "Our ability to provide on-time custom-engineered assemblies while maintaining total quality control is a key element of our growth."
DECo specializes in hermetically sealed wire and cable assemblies, connectors, studs/motor terminals and unique feedthroughs for a variety of applications including semiconductor processing, X-ray, magnetic bearing, oil and gas exploration, power generation and distribution, space simulation, air conditioning and refrigeration, vacuum systems, automotive, military, alternative energy, explosion proof, and glovebox (decontamination and medial) equipment.
For sales and marketing information, contact Cindi Telep, director of customer relations, DECo, by phone at (973) 627 8230, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
About Douglas Electrical Components, Inc.
Founded in 1945, Douglas Electrical Components, Inc. (DECo) is a third generation, family-owned company that pioneered the development and practical application of epoxy technology to electrical wire feedthroughs. DECo offers proven solutions and works with customers to develop high quality products for their conductor sealing needs.
DECo is an ISO 9001 registered manufacturer of electrical and fiber optic feedthroughs, hermetically sealed connectors and cables, explosion proof wire assemblies and turn-key subassemblies for semiconductor manufacturing equipment. Major markets served include automotive, magnetic bearing, power generation and distribution, semiconductor processing, space simulation, military, alternative energy, air conditioning and refrigeration, X-ray, explosion proof, oil and gas exploration, and glovebox.