T/CCI Manufacturing, The Original York Compressor Manufacturer, Produces 7,000,000th Compressor
DECATUR, IL Nearly 30 years ago, Borg-Warner gave up on its York Automotive compressor line, thinking it had only 750,000 units of life left in it. But J. Gerald Demirjian, who had already purchased one company from Borg-Warner, saw its potential and in 1987 bought the rights and equipment to continue manufacturing the two-cylinder York Compressor. Demirjian recognized the durability and reliability of the rugged reciprocating design and knew the equipment and tooling could manufacture the parts to extremely close tolerances, and the workforce was highly experienced and talented. He believed there was a lot more life left in this compressor and its technology and niched the product line into the heavy duty markets. The venture paid off. During the decade of the 1990's, the 2-cylinder compressor was the North American market leader in the heavy-duty truck market and today remains a very popular product in the industry and T/CCI is embarking on the release of new compressor technology applications this year. Today, T/CCI celebrates several milestones including production of its 7,000,000th two-cyclinder York compressor; Bronze SQEP Certification from CAT at both its Decatur, Illinois, and Ningbo, China, locations; expansion of its global footprint into Argentina and Germany; and new product expansion.
"Our growth can be attributed to our origins as the trusted source for performance, durability, reliability and value," said Richard Demirjian, T/CCI President. "We have expanded into a global network operation in the USA, China, Ireland, Germany, and Argentina. As we continue to gain market share we stay focused on our goal to provide customers with superior products at significantly better prices. We achieve this through our application expertise, global logistics, design thinking and product innovation. In 2016 the market can expect to see new applications and line extensions with our two-cyclinder compressor technology as well as new product growth with our variable compressor, swash and wobble plate product lines."
T/CCI Receives CATERPILLAR SQEP Certification
T/CCI was also recently recognized and awarded Bronze SQEP certifications by CATERPILLAR at Ningbo, China, and Decatur, Illinois, facilities. Only a limited number of CAT suppliers achieve this high level of certification and meet their stringent quality standards.
"This SQEP certification is a prestigious designation for both our CNC machining division and compressor product lines," said Demirjian. "Achieving this award puts us at the forefront of the industry in providing quality products and value to our customers."