The Tooling Tech Group (TTG; Macomb, MI) has acquired Die CAD Group (DCG; Grand Rapids, MI), a global engineering company specializing in tooling design and simulation for the metalworking industry. Founded in 1995, DCG has grown under the leadership of Bobbie Blanton to become a leading provider of engineering services, including tool and die design, mold design, special machine design, transfer press simulation, die details sourcing, product and process simulation and other related services. “Their engineering service offerings and their experienced staff are a perfect addition to our existing proficiencies,” said Tony Seger, the chief executive officer of TTG. “With this acquisition, our ability to provide a continuum of services from tooling design to simulation, manufacturing, production and even secondary automation is unmatched in the industry. We look forward to enhancing our customers’ experiences through this extensive single source capability.”
‘Our partnership with Tooling Tech Group will provide long-term stability and growth opportunities for us, as well as enable us to expand our service offerings,” added Blanton. “Our management team is excited and remains focused on supporting our customers with great service, which is still our top priority. We felt this was a perfect fit for us because there was virtually no overlap between our current customer base and theirs. We’ve built our reputation by helping our customers solve the industry’s most complex problems and we will continue to do so.” DCG also has offices in Byron Center and Greenville, MI, and an established customer base among OEM and Tier suppliers in the automotive, off-highway, furniture and white goods industries.
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