SPIROL has just completed a major expansion at its Connecticut World Headquarters and largest global manufacturing facility.
Started in 2016, the development includes significant additional manufacturing space, new state-of-the-art warehouses for raw materials and finished goods, a new quality lab and office space, new floor, updated lighting, and significant investments in new production technology. Overall, this effort expanded the manufacturing area by approximately 40% at this facility.
SPIROL employees, company executives, board members, state representatives and other honoured guests gathered to celebrate the completion of the major expansion in Danielson, Connecticut.
Jeff Koehl, CEO and grandson of founder Herman Koehl, took to the podium to address attendees and express pride in the accomplishments of a small company that started 71 years ago with the invention of the Coiled Spring Pin. Today, SPIROL has grown to be an internationally recognised leading brand in the fastening, joining, and assembly industry with locations on four continents and 13 countries. In total, there are 13 manufacturing, sales and full service distribution facilities across North America, South America, Europe and Asia giving SPIROL a unique vertical position in today’s dynamic market place.
Shortly before cutting the ribbon, Koehl paid homage to the founders of SPIROL and their dedication and bravery to start a company to sell a product that had no market as it was a new invention. Koehl was joined by the Board in front of the newly commemorated Hans Koehl Employee Centre and courtyard to cut the ribbon. Jeff Koehl echoed the sentiments of his father, Hans, by attributing the success of the company to its hard working employees. The day ended with employees welcoming their family and friends for a tour of their newly updated workplace.
Beginning with the invention of the Coiled Pin in 1948, SPIROL’s diverse line of engineered components for fastening, joining, and assembly including: Coiled Spring Pins, Slotted Spring Pins, Solid Pins, Alignment Dowels and Bushings, Spacers, Compression Limiters, Threaded Inserts for Plastics, Disc Springs, Precision Shims, Pin Installation Equipment, Insert Installation Equipment, Compression Limiter Installation Equipment and High Performance Feeding Systems.