In 2016, American Spring Wire (ASW), North America’s largest manufacturer of valve and commercial quality spring wire since 1968, and Joh. Pengg AG (Pengg), a global leading supplier of spring wire, formed an exclusive partnership. ASWPengg manufactures high quality, specialty steel wires for the North American market. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified through NSF International.
From the beginning, ASWPengg has worked hard to make customer satisfaction a company tradition. We strive to understand the needs of our customers, invest in advanced technologies and employ proven methods to exceed expectations. We listen. We cooperate. We respond. It’s a tradition that benefits both our company and our customers. It’s a tradition we intend to continue.
1968 – ASW incorporated January 4 – production begins in March in 28,000 sq. ft. plant located on Northfield Rd., Bedford Hts., OH with 35 employees
1970 – Develop proprietary surface preparation method
1971 – Purchase present location on Miles Rd., Bedford Hts. 71,000 sq. ft.
1975 – Ship first coil of strand in April
1980 – Building begins on 100,000 sq. ft. Kankakee, IL facility to serve the Chicago & Western US spring manufacturing base. Tooling Division formed in Bedford Hts.
1983 – Purchase German wire manufacturer, Stahldrahtwerk Rahmer GMBH, to establish a European presence
1987 – Purchase assets of Philadelphia Steel & Wire to diversify into flat rolled products
1990 – Purchase J & S Metals, Waterbury, CT, to diversify into fine shaped wire sizes (below .120 diameter) and die drawn shapes
1995 – Joseph Kwasny named President & CEO
1995 – ISO-9002 Registered through NSF International – Bedford Hts. Facility
1996 – ISO-9002 Registered through NSF International – Kankakee facility
1997 – Purchase strand manufacturer Shinko Wire, Houston TX, to competitively serve the Southwest market
1997 – Build over 52,000 sq. ft. manufacturing space in Bedford Hts. To include R & D, additional patenting, finished goods storage, wire drawing and rolling
2000 – Timothy Selhorst named President & COO
2002 – Purchase National Wire Southwest
2005 – Install IT1 Induction line for Hi Tensile suspension spring quality
2009 – Close Kankakee, IL factory
2012 – Purchase Rettco Steel, Newman, GA
2015 – Sell PC Strand operations: Atlanta, GA, Bedford Hts., OH, Houston, TX
2016 – Create ASWPengg LLC, a partnership between ASW Corp & Joh Pengg AG, Thorl Austria