Today, as in the past, developing products that set new benchmarks in quality are “business as usual” at Simplex. For example, the Simplex Pow’r-Claw™ track jack, introduced in 1992, is equally as revolutionary as the original track jack Walter B. Templeton invented more than 100 years ago. Other innovations include new lines of push/pull jacks, air bags, hand pumps, cylinders and maintenance tools designed to meet the needs of a cross section of industries, from testing and manufacturing… to rescue operations and heavy construction.
In 1992, Simplex also instituted an ambitious expansion of its sales channels to better serve its widening customer base. A direct sales force made up of highly-experienced industry professionals was put into place to support Simplex’s more than 2,000 distributors. Once a small, local company, Simplex now has a presence in virtually every country around the world.
Quality products can only result from quality people. At Simplex, attracting the right people, and giving them the tools and motivation to be their best remains the key to continued growth. Every Simplex employee is part of a dynamic team that is dedicated to expanding the company’s competitive position. The company-wide philosophy of “team building” management enables the organization to be more open to employee participation, encouraging new ideas and finding better ways to serve customers.
Moreover, Simplex has incorporated computer-aided drafting, advanced CMM machinery, and task-orientated manufacturing teams. These changes are allowing inventories to ship faster than ever, while keeping productivity levels and quality standards at an all-time high.