History & Leadership
P/A Industries has a unique history that has shaped who we are as a company today. We have become a leader in the industry with the ability to sell our equipment worldwide.
For 70 years, P/A has been designing and building equipment for the metal stamping, wire forming and fabrication industries.
Originally formed in 1953 as Pneumatic Applications Company, P/A started out as a manufacturer of press clutches, brakes, controls and press feeding equipment. In 1974, the name was shortened and a trademark was registered for P/A Industries Inc. P/A began designing and building automation equipment for metal stamping and fabricating and has grown into an industry-recognized name throughout the world.
P/A Industries is dedicated to designing and building the best quality Press Feeding and Coil Handling Equipment. We offer a variety of products and equipment solutions for the metal stamping and fabricating industry. As one of the finest, most dependable machinery companies in the world and close to 60 years of experience, P/A sells equipment in 46 countries.
P/A Industries prides itself as being the first company to recognize that electronic press feeds would replace mechanical and pneumatic feeds. In collaboration with Allen Bradley, P/A was able to develop control and drive technology specialized for press feed automation.
This software has many benefits including being operator friendly and having the ability to handle all production performance requirements, even the most demanding. Another accomplishment of P/A Industries is introducing DC proportional speed drives as standard equipment on all Horizontal, Traverse, Pallet, Payoff Reels, and Stock Straighteners. This provides smooth, controlled, delivery of coil materials.