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New Product Information – Stamping Process

June 10, 2020

Dear Customers,

We are pleased to announce a new product offering targeting stamping process improvements.  Copperhead has developed a new sheet metal pallet loading system that is universal in design and allows for multiple sizes of cut sheet metal to be accommodated.  This new design also provides safety enhancements from current processes for plant personnel utilizing a foldable corner post application which also saving you storage space.   Other features include an increased rigidity of the pallet floor to maximize payload capacity, elimination of finger pinch points and elimination of repetitive heavy lifting.  This design incorporates the use of adjustable vertical octagonal stanchion posts that allow for one pallet to accommodate multiple metal configurations required using only one pallet design.  Make your process safer, more efficient (reduce time / space) and reduce your scrap costs by converting your process to our new design.

Please contact us for more information.

 

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New Product Information – CEC1

Dear Customers,

We are pleased to announce a new product offering complementing our already award-winning existing product line.  Introducing the CEC1 (Copperhead Electric Changer), built in North America.  This is a powered cap changer that is offered in many various motor voltage variants as well as a pneumatic driver version.   The CEC1 is available in the vertical or horizontal mount orientation and is light enough to even mount on a robot end effector without affecting the payload.  The quick lock pin engagement system makes magazine assembly exchanging fast and easy.  Magazine assemblies are error proofed with an advanced poke yoke system that makes it impossible to load the wrong cap type magazine on the wrong changer.  The changer is available in a single or double magazine system which extends the number of caps held up to 52 caps.  This feature can increase your production run time as well as give you the option for having 2 different robots share one changer.

Please contact us for more information and to trial your demo unit today.

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COVID-19 Update

June 1, 2020

Dear Customer,

As companies around the world begin to restart their manufacturing facilities, we wanted to take this opportunity to inform you that we are here to help.

Did you know that we can make any cutter and holder assembly to match any supplier type that you are currently using? In most cases at a better competitive price with a longer lasting life span. If you are having delivery issues getting your spare parts or orders from areas of the world that are currently having major timing constraints relative to shipping, we can help. We stock commonly used cutters and holders for many various brands as well as manufacture custom cutters and holders are per your requirements. Please let your local sales representative know if we can help you in anyway including samples for you to validate.

Best regards,
The Family at JEC Distributors

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New Product Information – CMC3

May 29, 2020

Dear customers,

We would like to bring to your attention some exciting new product information. We are pleased to announce that our North American built mechanical cap changer has a new name, new look and enhanced performance features. Formerly known as the MKW308, the new name is now the CMC3 (Copperhead Mechanical Changer). The new look of the CMC3 is sure to stand out on your shop floor. This change coupled with some engineered part enhancements are sure to optimize your cap changing experience. Considering our customers with existing legacy equipment, all new changes have been engineered in a way to still be compatible and interchangeable with the previous versions of the MKW308. In addition to these base model changes, we have also created a new style enhanced magazine cartridge called the M1 model.

Please contact us for more information to trial your demo unit today!

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JEC’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19

May 20, 2020

Dear valued customers,

We hope that you and your families have stayed safe and healthy during these worldwide unprecedented events. Our Teams at JEC and Copperhead are ready, willing and able to provide the service and support you are accustomed to and deserve. We have implemented our own internal COVID-19 procedures to protect not only ourselves but also our customers. We also recognize the fact that we must comply with any other special procedures that you have in place at your facilities and are prepared to comply.

We are pleased to announce that JEC has decided to increase and expand its current production / manufacturing capabilities in North America by moving other worldwide operations to join in existing facilities right here in North America. The remaining production of the COPPERHEAD line of products will be moved to North America, in addition to developing many new products that will be introduced throughout 2020.

Our decision making and inspiration for these new changes is solely focused on how we can better service our customers as the world has now changed. We look forward to servicing your manufacturing and production needs without interruption while providing expeditious product delivery, spare parts, training and service. Please contact your local sales representative to find out more.

Best regards,
The Family at JEC Distributors

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JEC Distributors Establishes Mexican Headquarters to Support Growing Expansion

May 7, 2019

JEC Auto Group de Mexico

JEC Distributors, headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, has established JEC Auto Group de Mexico in Puebla to support the growing expansion of our customer base in response to the meeting their need.

JEC’s focus is based on customer support and “being there when they need us,” says President, Joe Ruggiero.

JEC distributors was recently ranked 125th by Growth 500, a definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Produced by Canada’s premier businesses and current affairs media brands, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian businesses on five-year revenue growth.

For 18 years JEC Distributors has been offering innovative solutions in joining products related to the automotive industry. JEC Distributors staff offer technical advice to the Automotive OEM and Tier 1 manufactures on a global scale. JEC Distributors has facilities in Canada, the United States, Mexico, India, China and Europe, focusing on electrode management in automotive spot welding, including their patented Copperhead brand of Cap Changers and cutter blades along with Tip Dressers and holders. JEC Distributors is also the exclusive sales and service agent for ARO Welding Technologies in North America and India.

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JEC Distributors Ranks No. 125 on the 2018 Growth 500

September 19, 2018

Canadian Business unveils 30th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies
Toronto (September 13, 2018) Canadian Business and Maclean’s today ranked JEC Distributors number 125th on the 30th annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Produced by Canada’s premier businesses and current affairs media brands, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian businesses on five-year revenue growth. Growth 500 winners are profiled in a special print issue of Canadian Business published with Maclean’s magazine and online at CanadianBusiness.com and Growth500.ca.

“The companies on the 2018 Growth 500 are truly remarkable. Demonstrating foresight, innovation and smart management, their stories serve as a primer for how to build a successful entrepreneurial business today,” says Deborah Aarts, Growth 500 program manager. “As we celebrate 30 years of the Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies program, it’s encouraging to see that entrepreneurship is healthier than ever in this country.”

“JEC Distributors is honoured to be on the Growth 500 ranking,” says President Joe Ruggiero. “This achievement reflects the strength of our product and the dedication of our team, we have celebrated 18 years of growth in the automotive industry and expect to continue on a global trajectory to service our customers around the world.”
About the Growth 500
For 30 years, the Growth 500 has been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five year revenue growth, the Growth 500—formerly known as the PROFIT 500—profiles the country’s most successful growing businesses. The Growth 500 is produced by Canadian Business. Winners are profiled in a special Growth 500 print issue of Canadian Business (packaged with the October issue of Maclean’s magazine) and online at Growth500.ca and CanadianBusiness.com. For more information on the ranking, visit Growth500.ca.
Who We Are
For 18 years JEC Distributors has been offering innovative solutions in joining products related to the automotive industry. Based in Southern Ontario, JEC Distributors staff offer technical advice to the Automotive OEM and Tier 1 manufactures on a global scale. JEC Distributors has facilities in Canada, the United States, Mexico, India, China and Europe, focusing on electrode management in automotive spot welding, including their patented Copperhead brand of Cap Changers and cutter blades along with Tip Dressers and holders. JEC Distributors is also the exclusive sales and service agent for ARO Welding Technologies in North America and India.
Media contact
Bill Dodge, JEC Distributors, 289-259-9847, bdodge@jec-inc.com

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ARO joins forces with JEC to accelerate in India

April 25, 2018

ARO and JEC Distributors have signed an exclusive contract for the distribution of ARO products to the Indian market.
ARO Welding Technologies France, a world leader in resistance welding systems, has announced a strategic partnership with JEC Distributors (JEC), a service provider to the automotive industry and suppliers of the Copperhead range of welding products as ARO’s exclusive distribution partner for India effective from April 10, 2018.

Headquartered in Southern Ontario, Canada, JEC is an established distributor of welding products in other territories including Germany, China and India, supplying major OEM manufacturers and Tier suppliers. JEC’s Indian operation is principally located in Chakan, near Pune with facilities in Chennai, Delhi and Ahmedabad. JEC will be responsible for the distribution and servicing of all ARO equipment to the automotive and other manufacturing sectors in India.

Jean-Yves David, President of ARO, said:

“India is a country with a strongly growing automotive manufacturing footprint. In order to comply with upcoming CO2 and crash regulations, car manufacturers are going to increasingly rely on advanced materials such as high strength steel, hot formed steel, and eventually aluminum. And that is precisely where ARO delivers superior and efficient welding solutions. JEC has a solid experience in resistance welding and quickly appeared as the best partner to support our customers across India. We already know JEC from a successful partnership in North America, and their approach of the Indian market is consistent with our customer’s needs.”

Nicolas Picq, Area Manager. ARO India:

“We are delighted JEC is representing ARO in India. ARO products are at the forefront of resistance welding and setting standards worldwide. We are excited about the emerging opportunities in the Indian market and look forward to a long and successful relationship.”

Jean-Yves David, President France (seated left) with Joe Ruggiero, President JEC.Back row left to right: Philippe Barray, Sales Director ARO France; Garry Siskos, CFO JEC;Nicolas Picq, Area Manager. ARO India; Martin Smith, JEC International development.
About JEC Distributors
Established in January 2000, JEC Distributors, headquartered in Southern Ontario, Canada, has been servicing the automotive manufacturing sector for 17 years, as a distributor of welding products, accessories, tools, and automation. With locations in Germany, China and India, the company supplies the major OEM manufacturers and Tier suppliers. JEC Distributors currently offers its own line of products under the Copperhead brand. The Copperhead lineup includes weld cap changers, tip dressers, a combination tip dresser/changer unit, tip dresser cutter blades and holders, weld gun covers, and force gauges.
About ARO
ARO is widely regarded as the world leader in resistance welding to the automotive industry. The ARO group is headquartered near Le Mans, in France, with regional offices in Germany, Spain, Belgium, Slovakia, Sweden, the UK, USA, Mexico, Brazil and China. The company was founded in 1949 and today employs over 550 people. ARO is a member of the British engineering and industrial group, Langley Holdings plc

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RSWA F1 Resistance Spot Weld Analyzer

May 5, 2017

RSWA is an ultrasonic device designed for quality control and NDE of resistance spot welds. RSWA is as a portable and simple-in-operation device capable of producing images of spot weld’s internal structures. In addition to live on-screen image, this device performs estimation of the nugget diameter and compares it with predefined minimum nugget requirements. Using the unique technology of multi-channel ultrasonic matrix transducer, RSWA collects data from the surface and from the internal structures of the nugget. Special algorithms use this data to reconstruct the image of the spot weld and estimate the average diameter of the nugget area in real time.
Features:
◾single-frame and continuous data acquisition modes
◾automatic and manual nugget size estimation
◾automatic detection of scanning depth inside the metal
◾built-in reporting system and file storage

 
Applications:
◾Metal stacks: 2T and 3T; 0.6–2.4 mm plate thicknesses
◾Types of materials: mild steel, high strength steel, dual phase ultra high strength steel
◾Coatings: bare, zinc coating (galvanized, galvaneal), e-coating, paint

 

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KLM Racing at Delaware Demar Aggregates Inc. Truck Series

May 1, 2017

JEC Distributors is a proud sponsor of the KLM Racing Team and is thrilled to announce their involvement with the team for the 2017 racing season.
The KML Racing Team has been working hard all winter long preparing the race truck and getting ready for this exciting season ahead.
Building on the success we had last year with a win in a heat race and a feature win we are going after the Demar Aggregates Inc. Truck Series Championship.
Last year we started with a newly built truck and had some issues with overheating that kept the team busy for the first four races.
We then had a few incidents that involved losing the front end of the truck a few times which then sent the crew into over-drive to get the truck back together.
However, through all the trials and tribulations we worked hard and were competitive each race running in the lead or close to the front each race.
We are extremely excited about the upcoming season and want to invite you and your friends out to support and cheer us on.
KML Racing is located in Windsor, Ontario and three of us drive in to the Delaware Speedway for each race. Kevin, Brian and Terry usually ride together and Stephen Monkhouse drives from Mississauga and meets us there.  We work very hard to put a good show on each time the truck is on the track and we genuinely enjoy racing.
We sincerely would like to thank all of our fans and sponsors for all your support.
Enjoy the racing!
KML Racing Team
Delaware Speedway Details
Track Location: 1640 Gideon Drive, Delaware, ON, Canada N0L 1E0
P: 519.652.5068

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