TIMELINE

2016 - Dekko Acquires Electri-Cable Assemblies (ECA) 2016

Dekko annouces its acquisition of ECA positioning the company further for growth...
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In September 2016, Dekko acquired ECA, solidifying its position as the North American leader in the power and data industry.

2016 - Dekko wins Gold and Silver at Neocon 2016

The Dekko Power & Data Division was awarded a Gold and Silver Award for the LVS product...
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The Dekko Power & Data Division was awarded a Gold and Silver Award for its innovative Low Voltage System, which now offers a 2.4 amp charge making it the fastest USB charging system on the market. This is the second Gold and first Silver Award for Dekko.

2016 - Group Dekko changes its name to 'Dekko'

To reflect the company's prosperous and innovative future, the brand changes its name...
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To reflect the company's prosperous and innovative future, the brand changes its name and logo as well as creates a new website for the next phase in the business' long history.

2015 - Group Dekko Acquired by Graham Holdings

Graham Holdings, a diversified education and media company based in Arlington...
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Graham Holdings, a diversified education and media company based in Arlington, Virginia adds their financial strength and long-term investment to the Dekko vision.

2015 - Dekko expands its plastic manufacturing facility in Avilla

As businesses has continued to expand for Dekko, the need to expand the Avlla footprint...
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As businesses has continued to expand for Dekko, the need to expand the Avlla footprint became a good opportunity to better support customers.

2015 - Configura Partnership Expands Group Dekko Offerings

Dekko partners with Configura to develop a CET Designer Extension for a diverse...
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Dekko partners with Configura to develop a CET Designer Extension for a diverse selection of product lines, with award-winning Ashley power taps as the first power solutions product line available in CET Designer, an extremely user-friendly and accurate solution for the entire sales and ordering process.

2015 - Dekko wins Best of NeoCon Gold for Ashley Trio+ Bezel

Dekko's innovative and industry leading USB technology was on full display...
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Dekko's innovative and industry leading USB technology was on full display at NeoCon winning both the award and garnering interest from industry experts.

2015 - Dekko launches the Powered By Pent line of products

Developing industry leading power distribution products became a major...
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Developing industry leading power distribution products became a major focus on innovation at Dekko in 2014. The release of the Powered by Pent line of products ushered in a new era of innovation Dekko.

2014 - Dekko Acquires Wheelock Manufacturing

The acquisition of Wheelock provided a strategic move to expand Dekko's vertically...
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The acquisition of Wheelock provided a strategic move to expand Dekko's vertically integrated capabilities and better serve customers in the transportation market.

2014 - Dekko wins Steelcase, Inc's Supplier of the Year award

Dekko wins Steelcase, Inc's Supplier of the Year award...
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2010 - LED Innovations

Dekko introduces personal task lighting with new LED desk lamp featuring innovative...
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Dekko introduces personal task lighting with new LED desk lamp featuring innovative Side Fire and Single Shadow LED technology. Clean, color-correct lighting eliminates multiple shadows for less eyestrain and consumes 50% less energy than standard desk lamps on the market.

2009 - Customer Achievements in the Fluid Controls/Appliance Market

Dekko helps one of the world's largest appliance manufacturers save piece...
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Dekko helps one of the world's largest appliance manufacturers save piece part cost and improve plant through-put velocity with its new innovative vacuum break water valve assembly.

2008 - Global Expansion and Asian Partnership

With a presence in Mexico for over 30 years and a vision to be a global provider of...
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With a presence in Mexico for over 30 years and a vision to be a global provider of value-driven solutions, Dekko establishes a footprint in China. These strategic alliances and partnerships allow us to further leverage low cost opportunities for our customers.

2007 - First Step into the Fluid Controls/Appliance Market

Dekko embarks on the latest fluid controls products in the appliance market, providing...
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Dekko embarks on the latest fluid controls products in the appliance market, providing a Fortune 500 customer with innovative solutions and technological advances.

2002 - Group Dekko Extends Service to Medical Device Market

After serving the healthcare market with heater wire products for over 19 years...
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After serving the healthcare market with heater wire products for over 19 years, Dekko strategically transitions into the non-invasive medical device industry with complete product assemblies.

2000 - Innovations in Profile Extrusion

Dekko integrates new technologies and capabilities in plastic profile extrusion...
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Dekko integrates new technologies and capabilities in plastic profile extrusion, providing customers with a reliable, low-cost source in the office furniture and high-end residential construction industries.

1997 - Transition into the Architectural Lighting Market

At the request of a prospective customer interested in roll forming and powder...
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At the request of a prospective customer interested in roll forming and powder coating sources, Dekko transitions into the architectural lighting market. Currently, Dekko Lighting supplies fixtures to many architectural OEMs in one of the fastest-growing segments.

1994 - Group Dekko Achieves ISO Certification Standards

Dekko manufacturing locations achieve ISO 9001 and/or ISO 14001...
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Dekko manufacturing locations achieve ISO 9001 and/or ISO 14001 certifications with a quality system registration starting as early as 1994. In 1996, the Dekko Technical Center obtains-and has continued-A2LA accreditation to the now ISO 17025 standard. In 1998, Group Dekko adds QS 9000 certification, and in 2007, the medical division obtains ISO 13485 certification.

1992 - Group Dekko Offers Metal Fabrication/Powder Coating

To better serve its facilities and streamline operations, Dekko adds metal...
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To better serve its facilities and streamline operations, Dekko adds metal fabrication and powder coating competencies. These processes offer customers significant value-added service and cost savings.

1990 - Innovation in Office Furniture Lighting

Dekko designs and develops innovative, under-cabinet task lighting within...
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Dekko designs and develops innovative, under-cabinet task lighting within office furniture panel system environments to reduce office workers' eye strain and improve their comfort and productivity.

1989 - Group Dekko Opens Technical Center

Playing an increasing role in helping customers with turnkey product solutions...
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Playing an increasing role in helping customers with turnkey product solutions, Dekko creates its own laboratory and technical center in 1989 for product testing, experimentation, research and development. In 1991 the center moves to its current 22,000-plus square-foot facility in LaOtto, Indiana. It is a certified UL Client Agency laboratory with A2LA accreditation to ISO 17025:2005.

1988 - Lyall Electric Becomes Group Dekko

Chet Dekko purchases the remaining Morrill Family interest and becomes the...
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Chet Dekko purchases the remaining Morrill Family interest and becomes the group’s sole owner, changing the name of Lyall Electric to Group Dekko International, Inc.

1982 - Group Dekko Opens Facilities in Texas and Mexico

Dekko expands to El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, to better serve its customer...
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Dekko expands to El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, to better serve its customer base and become a leader in state-of-the-art wire harness production. Today, four complexes in Mexico operate lean production facilities.

1980 - Developments in Injection Molding Heating Elements

Dekko develops injection-molded heating elements and, in turn, finds opportunities...
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Dekko develops injection-molded heating elements and, in turn, finds opportunities to diversify across several industries.

1978 - New Electrical Systems Solutions in the Office Furniture Market

An industry leader in the development and design manufacturing of power...
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An industry leader in the development and design manufacturing of power and electrical distribution systems for contract office furniture, Dekko (Pent ®) brings innovation to power workstations and continues to advance technology and deliver solutions.

1977 - Group Dekko Aids in Automotive Industry Growth

Dekko helps one of the world's largest electrical providers to the automotive...
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Dekko helps one of the world's largest electrical providers to the automotive industry lower costs, improve quality and shorten lead times – thereby earning significant growth as a result.

1963 - Group Dekko Pioneers Insert Molding Technology

Plastic insert molding technology is pioneered through the development...
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Plastic insert molding technology is pioneered through the development of the process and launch of Autojectors™ vertical clamp plastic injection molding machine. The equipment and process result in labor content reduction, more repeatable product quality, and a more robust encapsulated electrical connection point.

1962 - Group Dekko Acquires The Pent Name

Dekko acquires Pent and leverages Pent-inspired designs. These become...
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Dekko acquires Pent and leverages Pent-inspired designs. These become the cornerstone of company growth and success as Dekko enters new markets.

1956 - A Breakthrough in Heating Technology

Dekko discovers a low-cost alternative product for spot heating...
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Dekko discovers a low-cost alternative product for spot heating in wet conditions. This breakthrough leads the company to produce its first heating element and, as a result, enter into heating solutions.

1952 - First Manufacturing Facility Opens

With five employees, the first manufacturing facility in Albion...
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With five employees, the first manufacturing facility in Albion, Indiana, produces ready-made wiring assemblies, or "harnesses," for manufacturers of commercial refrigerators.