Continuing the Tradition
Since its founding in 1967 the Ceeco brand has long been known for innovative designs and technologically advanced equipment focused around the winding and twisting of wire and cable. This strong history of innovation lead to Bartell’s acquisition of Ceeco in 2003 and has served to further develop Bartell’s already strong position as an industry leader and desire for innovation.
The incorporation of Ceeco into the Bartell family included a core group of skilled professionals from sales, engineering and service departments. Over the past decade, these individuals have worked to execute synergies throughout the business while maintaining a familiar customer contact framework allowing the Bartell headquarters in Rome, New York to become the base of operations including sales, engineering, manufacturing, and support.
Ceeco’s equipment line included stranders, High Speed Twinners, Double and Single Twist Stranders, Roll Forming, Wrapping and Interlock Armoring machines, Planetary and Rigid-frame Cablers, complemented Bartell’s existing wire industry products enabling us to meet the growing needs of our customers.
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Mr. Andre Varga, founds Ceeco. The objective of the new venture is to design and manufacture innovative equipment for the wire and cable industry.
Ceeco designs and delivers the first successful encircling bearing type tubular strander manufactured in North America; Ceeco moves to a new 20,000 sq.ft. plant in Concord, Ontario.
Ceeco introduces a new interlocked armouring machine (BX) that operates at speeds three times higher and increases productivity over 400%; Ceeco expands twice its floor space to reach 40,000 sq.ft.
Ceeco develops and patents a new method to produce compact conductors with double twist equipment. At the time it is the most effective and productive way to produce highly compact conductors (96% metal content).
Ceeco develops a series of machines for underwater flexible pipe for the oil industry.
Ceeco develops a new version of Group Twinner taking advantage of the patented Fleet-O-Matic® payoff.
Ceeco becomes part of the Nokia-Mailefer, later to be known as Nextrom.
Ceeco introduces the patented Backtwist twinning module for data cable.
Ceeco acquired from Nextrom by Bartell Machinery Systems.
Heico is the parent holding company for a diversified portfolio of over 50 businesses involved in manufacturing, construction and industrial services which includes Bartell Machinery Systems. Since its founding over 30 years ago, Heico has been built by aggressively reinvesting its earnings into both internal growth and new acquisitions. As a privately held, long term investor, we provide our operations with the resources and stability they require to excel in today’s competitive marketplace.
Heico currently operates over 50 businesses. Our core operations are organized into four platforms: Ancra Group, Heico Metal Processing Group, Heico Construction Group, and Pettibone L.L.C. Within these groups, each of our businesses runs on a stand-alone basis. While they have great independence, our companies also benefit from the opportunity to share knowledge about markets, production processes and management practices with any of our other companies. This cooperative structure gives our employees a wealth of information and resources that empower them to take their businesses to new heights.
Heico is privately held and maintains majority ownership in each of its operations. In aggregate, Heico’s businesses generate more than $2 billion in revenues. As a result of its diversity of operations and conservative capital structure, Heico has continuously maintained an investment grade rating with Standard and Poor’s since 1997.
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