PHD, Inc. was founded this month in 1957. Over the company’s 60 years of innovation, PHD has made automation work better and more efficiently for manufacturers around the world, the company says. The first product developed was the Tom Thumb® pneumatic cylinder. Today, PHD manufactures a range of industrial automation products. These actuators provide the motion to push, pull, lift, rotate, turn, grip, and orient parts or materials in a variety of manufacturing processes. PHD prides itself on manufacturing high precision and long-lasting components.
PHD currently employs more than 300 people in the Fort Wayne and Huntington, IN facilities. The Fort Wayne campus includes administrative offices, a technology and training center, and a 85,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing and assembly center. The Fort Wayne location is also the home of YRG Robotics, PHD’s master distributorship of Yamaha brand robotics for North America. The Huntington facility is a 76,000-sq.-ft. machining and manufacturing facility.
“PHD is honored to have worked with such wonderful customers, distributors, and vendors over the past 60 years. Our partners and our dedicated employees really have been the reason for our success. We are very proud of what we have contributed to our communities and we will to continue to provide for a very long time,” says Gary Murphy, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Engineering.