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MANUFACTURER & DISTRIBUTOR of Mecal Products in North America
Applicators, Presses and Spare tooling for the Wire Harness industry

Distributor and Manufacturer of the Entire Mecal Product Line

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Mecal by Starn is the distributor and manufacturer of the entire Mecal product line in the United States and Canada. The partnership of Mecal and Starn Tool, creating Mecal by Starn, provides world class applicators and spare tooling for the wire harness industry. Mecal was established in, 1976 with the aim of supplying the wire harness industry with the best crimping equipment available, Mecal has reached and continues to hold a respected position at the top of its market. Their products are extensively used by the automotive, communication and IT industry, and wherever a high quality connection is called for.

Situated in the middle of the most industrially developed part of Italy, Mecal operates out of its fully owned 54,000 sq. ft. plant, employing 140 skilled and motivated young people and has a very modern and rational production structure. Starn was established in 1945, and soon became a leader in supplying the automotive industry with progressive stamping dies and spare parts along with the building and assembly of applicator bodies for one of the world's largest terminal manufacturers. It was this experience that Mecal was looking for to form a partnership in the United States.

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Mecal News

Applicator Preventative Maintenance

Equipment doesn’t last forever, machinery fails and parts break- this is inevitable. Although equipment failure may not be unavoidable, we are able to prolong it and try to get the most life possible with the right procedures. 

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Price, and Cost of Ownership

When it comes time to purchase new equipment what do you look for? What are the things you consider? We outline key aspects that we find to be important when replacing, or adding equipment in the wire harness industry. 

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Turn-Key Crimp Stations

Mecal by Starn in conjunction with our sister companies Penn Weld Inc. and Starn Tool and Mfg. is excited to bring Turnkey Workstations to the Wire Harness Industry and the Custom Manufacturing world. We have recently increased our plant operations to include a 4th facility with our primary focus being the Turnkey Workstation and assembly/customer support operations.

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