Diemasters manufacturing Inc - About Us

Company History and Highlights

 

  • 2009 Company rebrands itself to reflect current capabilities and methodology. The Diemasters - Manufacture Smarter  is created. The Diemasters weathered the global recession with a profitable year.
  • 2009 Oracle-based E.R.P. system purchased and installed. Most office and clerical plant activities are now automated and/or paperless.
  • 2008 The Diemasters receives several large tool transfer programs from new and existing customers. Transfers range from one small electrical contact tool to over one hundred tools and assemblies in one transfer.
  • '04-'07 Diemasters integrates techniques of "lean" manufacturing into our Theory of Constraints methodology. Additional stamping presses (200 ton Minster) and equipment are purchased to expand stamping and assembly business.
  • 2003 Became TS-16949 compliant. Created global joint ventures in China, Singapore and Mexico. "Tooling lifecycle management" program created.
  • 2002 Launched Tooling Business Unit and created product design support department.
  • 2001 Theory of Constraints management implemented. Our proprietary product flow system is created.
  • 1999 Received QS-9000 Certification and grew with our automotive and medical customers.
  • 1998 Acquired new 80,000 sq ft (7,500 m2) facility and expanded adding equipment and assembly department.
  • 1996 Building on new quality system and philosophy, branded company with tagline "Quality in every dimension."
  • 1995 Diemasters is awarded a $100,000 Prairie State 2000 training grant (PS2000). As a result, Diemasters achieved TQM/ISO 9002 certification, greatly improved employee skill performance and landed several high-volume assembly projects.
  • '90s Diversified customer base and reduced gaming and leisure to less than 15% of revenue.
  • 1989 "Bally Diemasters" acquired by present owners and renamed Diemasters Manufacturing, Inc.
  • '80s Expanded into OEM marketplace with Sheet Metal Fabrication and Turn-Key Manufacturing. The company made significant investments into upgrading internal procedures, quality standards and engineering services.
  • '79-'85 Produced the metal components for every PacMan machine on the market.
  • '79 Purchased sheet metal fabrication equipment and added 44,000 sq ft (4,100 m2) to provide all the metal cabinets and enclosures for Bally’s new game launches.
  • '70s Operating as "Bally Diemasters."  Most of the metal components in Bally’s pin ball and slot machines were manufactured by Diemasters.
  • 1973 Acquired and operated as division of Fortune 500 company Bally.
  • '60s Diemasters continued to grow and moved into a 45,000 sq ft (4,200 m2) plant in Elmhurst "(suburb of Chicago) in 1966." The company also purchased additional stamping presses and equipment from the Minster machine company. During this time, Diemasters employed over 60 toolmakers and was considered the premier tool builder in the region.
  • '50s Purchased stamping equipment and began producing parts for our customers.
  • '40s Founded as tool & die builder on the west side of Chicago (1948).