Our Story

Creating the Solutions that Make It All Possible

Behind nearly every product is a carefully engineered manufacturing operation where elements are produced, pieces come together, and products keep rolling off the line. For over 60 years, PHD has made the parts that make it all possible.

It all started in 1957 when our founders built the actuator that put us on the map through a process reliant on customer intimacy. Since then, our core capabilities have grown, our product line has advanced, and we've expanded operations in Fort Wayne and across the globe. One thing that hasn't changed, however, is our commitment to building automation solutions that help our customers work smarter and keep moving forward.

Today, our products have a reputation that precedes them. They're built to last for maximum efficiency, low cost of ownership, reduced downtime, and repairability. We also have the engineering expertise and factory capability to customize solutions across industries and applications.

Our job is to improve the way manufacturers do theirs. Our solutions empower efficiency and productivity, fueling your breakthroughs, innovations, and success. They're exactly what you need to build products that simplify, improve, and advance people's everyday lives.

Our History

Our Mission & Values

We move the world forward by empowering our partners with the innovative automation solutions they need to make products that simplify, improve, and advance people's everyday lives.

Fort Wayne: Top 100 Best Places to Live

With its central location (just an afternoon's drive from Chicago, Cincinnati, and Detroit), low cost of living, and abundance of nearby colleges and universities, Fort Wayne - Indiana's second largest city - is on the rise. Over the past decade, the city has invested hundreds of millions of dollars into new development, with plans for even more.

#1 Best City to Raise a Family

SmartAsset: 2017

Among the Top 100 Best Places to Live

Money Magazine: 2019

#1 Place to Move to in the US

Reader's Digest: 2018

#8 Best-Run City in America

WalletHub: 2020

#8 City with the Lowest Cost of Living

Niche: 2020

Fort Wayne is known for its high quality of life. In recent years, SmartAsset named it the "#1 Best City to Raise a Family," Money Magazine said it was among the "Top 100 Best Places to Live," and Reader's Digest claimed it was the "Top Place to Move to in the US." (Find more accolades and awards here.)

There's something for everyone in Fort Wayne. The city boasts 86 public parks, 65 miles of biking, hiking, and kayaking trails, and a top-rated zoo. That's on top of dozens of public art installations, dozens of incredible restaurants, and no less than ten local breweries.

From visiting Promenade Park - Fort Wayne's stunning riverfront attraction - to cheering on Fort Wayne's very own minor league baseball team (the TinCaps) to spending the afternoon at one of the Fort Wayne's many annual festivals, you'll never run out of exciting things to see and do in this beautiful riverfront city.