Techmatic, Inc. is dedicated to providing quality products
and service to our customers at competitive prices to maintain its continuous
development. Through this development we will
Only through these combined efforts will we be recognized by valued customers as a source for excellent quality and service.
Techmatic Incorporated was established in 1970 and soon became a superior supplier of quality chemicals and equipment used in the Metal Finishing Industry. This success happened quickly because of the competent personnel and their focus on servicing and meeting the needs of each individual customer; personally. With over 150 total years of experience in the Metal Finishing Industry among our employees, we can provide quality technical advice and answers to problems that our competitors cannot provide.
Our company, located in Nashville, TN, consists of a sales team, technical group, full service laboratory, customer service group and a 14,000 sq.ft. warehouse. Because we are under one roof, we can efficiently communicate together to prioritize our efforts daily towards satisfying the customer’s needs. Also, this allows us to be able to make quick decisions and quickly respond to issues, whereas, our competitors and larger suppliers cannot react and respond in the time frame that is necessary to keep the customer’s production lines operating.
It is a great advantage having our corporate office located in Nashville, TN because Nashville is located in the heart of our southeastern market. Our international airport provides easy access for both customers and vendors. Three major Interstate systems (I-40, I-65, I-24) run through this progressive city, enhancing transportation, technical service response time and product availability. Also, we maintain high levels of chemical inventory in our warehouse, allowing our customers to exercise their “ISO” and “Just in Time” programs, avoiding costly shut downs on their production lines. Our central location allows us to provide timely service that no one else can possibly provide.
At a time in our industry where suppliers require three days to process and ship an order, sometimes charging fees to customers for shipping orders on the day of receipt, ninety-nine percent of all Techmatic customers receive their order the next morning after placing the order. Equipment items may require additional delivery time since most equipment items are based on the manufacturer’s scheduling.
Our philosophy is to establish a partnership with customers who exhibit loyalty, who are environmentally responsible, financially stable, progressive companies that are complying with all agencies associated with our industry. As partners, we will provide high quality, environmentally friendly products, and educate the customers on the things necessary to remain profitable in an ever changing market. Also, we will continue providing high quality chemicals at a competitive price. Our products may not be the cheapest, but their performance and the quality of the finished product prove to be much more economical.
In the future, we will be promoting our new line of trivalent chromates, zinc alloys and silicate based seals. Also, Techmatic is developing new innovative equipment such as a new type of process that utilizes UV light to remove organics from semi bright and bright nickel, acid copper and rinse water. Also, this unit will break the complex between zinc-nickel, zinc-cobalt and other alloys which are creating problems in most waste treatment systems. This unit is capable of removing organics from Electroless Nickel processes. It is new, innovative processes and equipment items such as these that keep Techmatic in front of our competition as a chemical supplier.
In June of 1970, founder Daniel Singelyn created Techmatic Incorporated. During the late 60’s and early 70’s, the Metal Finishing Industry was rapidly changing toward equipment automation and quality technical service. Therefore, he chose the name Techmatic because he wanted his company to be “technical” and “automatic”.
Originally, our company was a distributorship providing electroplating chemistry and equipment to customers in the southeastern United States. We focused on the basic processes such as cleaners, copper, nickel/chrome and zinc. Our customer base was a mixture of automotive, appliance products, furniture goods, consumer goods and military applications. Equipment was a small percentage of our business, but very necessary to provide a complete package to our customers.
Techmatic Incorporated experienced rapid growth in the first ten years of operation and established a very loyal group of customers. This was because the company had become exactly what its name promoted; being technical and automatic. Our employees were very technically competent and dedicated to respond quickly to service problems.
In the early 80’s, the industry was in an economic recession and many plating shops were closing due to the EPA and other environmental issues. Instead of downsizing, Techmatic hired additional personnel to aggressively promote our own “Techmatic” product line, consisting of cleaners, acid salts, copper additives and nickel brighteners. Also, we responsibly promoted environmentally friendly processes such as non-cyanide zinc, non-cyanide copper, trivalent chromium and recovery equipment.
Also, during this same decade, we created an atmospheric evaporator called the “Headie”, later known as the “Max-Evap”, designed to create head room in the plating tanks so that rinse waters could be reclaimed. During this same period, we introduced the “Sludgematic”, which was the first gas sludge dryer, designed to reduce F006 sludge by a factor of five to one.
By 1987, the economy had rebounded drastically, so we hired four individuals to serve as salesmen and technical service representatives. Both chemical and equipment sales grew rapidly, so within a year, our business had doubled and record sales were achieved every year for the next ten years.
In 1999, Dan Singelyn sold the company to John Murphy who had been serving as the Operations Manager for the company for over fifteen years. Presently, John Murphy is serving as the CEO/President of the company and is still focused on being “technical” and “automatic”. Also, he is focused on future growth and expansion into new product lines to meet the requirements of this rapidly changing and volatile industry.
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