Customer Satisfaction Through Continual Improvement
What started as John Volkert Tool & Die in Brooklyn in 1935 has gone through many evolutions over the years -- the most recent began in June 1987 when the company was divested by its then German parent and the corporate strategy became one of "close tolerance, full service, precision metalworking".Our capabilities include:
What started as Volkert -- a tool and die shop -- has evolved into a diverse group of metalforming capabilities, driven by "Customer Satisfaction Through Continual Improvement" as a Quality Policy.
High Volume Progressive Die, Deep Drawn, Multi-Slide Stampings:
High volume production of generally small components of light gauge materials; using virtually any raw material that can be stamped on progressive die, transfer press (eyelet), and fourslide/multi-Slide machines. These diverse capabilities allow selection of the most efficient manufacturing technology for the application and the most material efficient production technique. Having all these capabilities under one roof significantly differentiates us from most of our competitors.
In-House Tooling & Finishing:
Volkert has an extensive toolroom for in-house manufacture of all tooling and an experienced tool and die design staff. Toolroom capabilities include state of the art wire EDM and high speed small hole EDM. A substantial tumbling and degreasing capability rounds out a very complete facility.
Variety of Markets Served:
Volkert serves many markets and counts most major electronics companies among its customers. Other markets include Cathode Ray and other Tube manufacturers; Telecommunications; Connectors; Surge Protection; Bearings; Potentiometer; Automotive; Semiconductor; Relay; Computer; Photographic Suppliers and medical industries.
Fabricated Products and Assemblies:
Unique expertise in the production and assembly of physically larger parts in generally smaller volumes complete our full service metalworking capabilities. Our niche is in large drawn parts, medium volume precision sheet metal fabrication and sophisticated mechanical assembly. Markets for our assemblies and fabrications include the food service industry; instrumentation; security device; photo supply and medical supply fields. The fabricating group utilizes its own battery of presses, special purpose trimming machines, welding, riveting and assembly equipment which are generally speaking specific to our customers’ needs.
In conjunction with its sister companies, Romac Electronics Inc. and Y & Z Precision Inc., machined components in difficult materials to electronics industry and military standards with full certifications and SPC documentation are readily available.
We pride ourselves on fast setups and are happy to quote your short run requirements as well as high volume production. Sketches of parts that are within our capability are attached.
Volkert has deep roots in precision metalworking. It's proud of its existing domestic and international customer relationships and hopes to continue to grow that base by doing more and different kinds of work for its traditional customers while expanding its customer base to include new custom metalworking opportunities with new customers in new markets.