ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A.Raymond Tinnerman Automotive, Inc. and Rayconnect, Inc., members of the ARaymond Network of companies, are preparing to celebrate the group's 150th anniversary this year.
Anniversary celebrations are planned at all of the network's six North American facilities in the United States and Canada.
In North America, Rayconnect manufactures fluid connectors and A.Raymond Tinnerman Automotive manufactures clips, fasteners and fixations. The two companies have sales, engineering and manufacturing facilities in the Detroit suburbs of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills. Other North American facilities are located in Brunswick, Ohio; Logansport, Ind.; Flemingsburg, Ky, and Hamilton, Ontario.
The clips, fasteners and fixations offered by A.Raymond Tinnerman Automotive are used for various vehicle components including airbags and door systems. The company also provides assembly-line analysis, process development and increased automation as part of a comprehensive strategic approach for improving customer productivity.
Fluid connectors offered by Rayconnect equip fluid-handling systems throughout a vehicle. Rayconnect also offers dedicated design and production solutions that help to meet simplification, weight reduction, automation and cost-reduction standards for fastening and assembly.
A leading supplier to automotive manufacturers around the world the ARaymond Network is an industrial success story that started in France 150 years ago with the invention of a press-stud that fastened buttons onto gloves.
The ARaymond Network is headquartered in Grenoble, France, and today employs 5,500 employees in 18 countries at 23 production sites and 11 design offices throughout the world.
Started by Albert-Pierre Raymond and continued by four generations of entrepreneurs from the Raymond family (all with the first initial "A"), the ARaymond Network has become a leading global supplier to the automotive industry.
In addition to the auto industry, the ARaymond Network also operates across a diverse set of industries such as heavy truck, consumer appliances, energy, agriculture and pharmaceuticals.
The group's core skills include:
- Engineering and services within its customer networks;
- Metal processing;
- Plastic injection molding;
- Production of adhesives, and
- Automatic, high-speed assembly of parts made of metal, plastic or a combination of both.
"We are an industrial family-run business, rich in 150 years of history," said Antoine Raymond, president – ARaymond. "And I am always impressed by the progress made since then. Our first innovations met the needs of regional manufacturers of gloves and shoes. We have, since 1865, combined our skills and knowledge to gradually acquire control in assembling and fastening technologies and to offer them to industries around the world."
Since its inception in 1865, the ARaymond Network has become a world leader in assembly technology with a history marked by defining inventions. A core value of the Network, innovation always has been encouraged and developed within the company. In its 150 years, four generations of the Raymond family have continued the pioneering spirit of the founder with a determination to innovate and maintain its status as a family business.
For more information, visit www.araymond.com.
SOURCE A Raymond Tinnerman