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South

Belvac Production Machinery Inc.

tomers. While the firm's clients
include some food and beverage companies, "We primarily serve can makers,"
Steigerwald says. "We're in 15 regional
markets around the world.
"We have expanded our scope of supply, providing container design concepts

for metal bottles, shaped cans; integration into specialty equipment (Bottle
Can Manufacturing Systems and
Shaping Solution Systems) solutions,
including real time monitoring of equipment performance, all of which leads
our industry."

A Dependable Source
After all these years, Belvac has earned a
strong reputation in its market, Steigerwald
says. "We are viewed as a very trustworthy,
consistent supplier who is always trying to
control costs of operations for the customers," he states. "We're [also] viewed as a
company that has a level of dependability."
Belvac has earned this status thanks to
the commitment of its entire staff, Director
of Supply Chain Jack O'Brien says. "They
pour a lot of heart and soul in the business,"
he says. "That's helped differentiate us from
most of our competition and most manufacturers in other industries, as well."
Steigerwald also credits Belvac's success
to its ongoing commitment to remaining
innovative. Continuously, the company
looks for ways to reduce energy costs for its
customers through components and equipment designs.
This fits the demands of the market,
which has recently added different size
requirements on packaging and reduced
changeover times. "We're stepping up to
those challenges," he asserts. "[We also
want] to show key customers that we are
environmentally conscious."
He adds that Belvac is trying to find ways
to reduce its own manufacturing costs, as
Fox Valley Tool & Die, Inc. is honored to be a supplier of
Belvac's precision machined components for over a decade.
Fox Valley is a privately owned job shop established in 1966,
whose recipe for success is dependent on the indispensable
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Valley was employed to utilize our ultra-accurate Hauser CNC
Jig Grinders and Zeiss Prismo Coordinate Measuring Machines
to achieve and verify the stringent tolerance requirements for
Belvac Motion Cams. Successful accomplishments in this area
have earned the business of several other components which
are well suited to the exacting expertise and experience of Fox
Valley Tool & Die ranging from large castings to small shafting.
Knowledgeable partners such as Belvac understand high quality
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