PHD, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of H.C. Automation, a designer, manufacturer, and supplier specializing in high-speed tri-axis transfer press tooling. They represent over 40 years of experience in the automotive stamping industry and offer a stronger and lighter weight component design while providing greater versatility for superior tooling systems delivering customer satisfaction. “Prior to this acquisition, PHD, Inc. has had a strong reputation as a technology leader collaborating as an integral part in three axis movement in clamp, lift and pitch for transfer press tooling. Now with the addition of H.C. Automation we strengthen our technical foundation and development capabilities,” said Aurelio Banda, CEO and President of PHD Inc. “This acquisition is a perfect match to PHD’s industry-leading Series GRM family of automated sheet metal handling clamps and other automation actuators to create total solutions. All of this combined with the global support of our offices in USA, Canada, Germany, China and India alongside the MDN Distribution channel will better serve the entire automotive stamping market,” said Banda. H.C. Automation will assume the PHD name for their line of high-speed tri-axis transfer press modular tooling products and will continue operations out of the Ridgeway Ontario, Canada location.