In 1962 Alphonse Stroobants, a Belgian immigrant opened the doors of Belgium Tool and Die in Lynchburg, Va., a business specializing in high quality precision machining. He founded this business with the old world philosophies of quality, work ethic, pride, and craftsmanship as well as new world entrepreneurial spirit. That rare combination of assets provided the foundation that allowed the company to convert innovative ideas into production machines which have revolutionized the can making industry.
In 1975, the introduction of an advanced rotary can cutting machine enabled Belgium Tool and Die to capture a world-wide market and make the transition to Belvac Production Machinery. Success with this product established Belvac’s creditability, allowing it, in 1978, to expand into related machinery markets with the development of a bottom coating machine. In 1982 Belvac bought the Colorado division of Irvin Industries, which was the established manufacture of a necking machine licensed from Coors. Belvac then applied its extremely high standards and innovative improvements to the original Irvin design. The resulting Belvac Necker set production standards world-wide.
Today Belvac is a Dover Company (NYSE-DOV), a multi-billion dollar world-wide diversified manufacturer of industrial products serving thousands of satisfied customers in over 100 countries.
- A market driven organization which provides superb equipment, components and ideas for high speed process industry
- An organization benchmarked by our fellow suppliers, competitors, and core customers for our quality, performance, service and technology in the markets in which we compete
- A leading integrator of world class manufacturing techniques and product design
- An organization with a work environment dedicated to continuous improvement in quality, performance, employee relations and community involvement
As a result, Belvac shall increase customer success, employee satisfaction, and shareholder wealth.