In 1942, as part of the emerging “Greatest Generation”, Carl Bertsche Sr. completed his engineering degree at the University of Cincinnati and was commissioned as 2nd Lt. in the U. S. Army. Carl faithfully served his country in Europe, and returned home after WW2. He began working for Precision Welder and Flexopress Company in Cincinnati, Ohio and soon became their chief engineer.
At Precision, Carl was surrounded by talented peers. Since he possessed both talent and initiative himself, Carl decided to strike out and start his own company. In 1953, Production Engineering was founded with the goal of providing reliable production welding equipment to key manufacturing industries in the tristate area of Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Carl Sr. retired in 1988.
In 1977 Carl Bertsche Jr. joined the company after earning an engineering degree at UC and working for the International Division of Procter & Gamble for 5 years. Carl Jr. has led the company’s transition into becoming a distributer of reliable resistance welding supplies and equipment. He is the current president of Production Engineering.
In 2011, John Bertsche joined Production Engineering after earning a business degree at Cedarville University. John is our vice-president, and is responsible for website development, internet marketing, as well as new customer development.
Today we are a Master Distributor for several key suppliers and a full service stocking distributor. We are the “One Stop Shop” for resistance welding equipment and supplies, including: controls, transformers, cables, holders, electrodes, weld caps, bar stock, chillers, weld checkers, nut feeders, electrode dressers, and much more.
In addition, we represent several manufacturers that can provide design & build help for all types of production welding equipment, including: spot welding, projection welding, seam welding, GMAW work cells, laser welding, and electron beam welding.
If you have reliable old equipment that needs a new control, or to be rebuilt, we can help to refurbish your old machinery.
Please call, so “our business can help your business” 1-888-654-9353