Manufacturing during COVID-19: Ramping up again
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For more than 100 years, customers who have required unsurpassed performance, wide selection and durability for power distribution, racks and enclosures have relied on the Hammond brand.
The business started in a backyard workshop in 1916 located in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. In 1917, the original company known as O.S. Hammond and Son was established in Guelph. O.S. Hammond and Son began making tube radio sets. In the early 1930’s Hammond became the first company in Canada to manufacture a line of 2-post racks and a narrow cabinet to support the growing broadcast and communications industries. The explosive demand for electrical products of all kinds during the 1950’s and 1960’s created many opportunities for new products and diversification. During these years Hammond became a leading supplier of transformers, racks and cabinets as well as enclosures for the electrical and electronic industries.
Through the last four decades, the Company expanded its focus on the U.S. and International markets. Hammond made a number of strategic acquisitions of transformer companies and became one of the largest suppliers of magnetics to the North American electrical OEM market. It has also formed several strategic alliances with U.S. and European companies to broaden its already extensive offering of enclosures and related accessories. The core products for Hammond Manufacturing continue as electrical and electronic enclosures, racks and cabinets, power bars and electronic (low-voltage) transformers.
Today, Hammond Manufacturing is a global company with customers worldwide. Our 700 plus team members work together to deliver on our promise of quality products and service excellence, supporting a catalog of over 14,000 standard parts and over $20 million in finished goods inventory in our Canadian warehouses. High performance manufacturing equipment and continuous improvement management techniques combine to enhance our reputation for quality. Ongoing efforts to differentiate ourselves through high levels of service and customer satisfaction are a key corporate focus. These are the cornerstones to our future success.