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About Us

The Atlantic Tool & Die Company commenced operations as an Ohio corporation on June 1, 1937.  The four founders, Ernest Mehwald and three partners, were all highly skilled die makers who emigrated from Europe and started a small tool shop on Fulton Road.  By 1942, the company had grown and moved to a larger building on West 117th Street in Lakewood.  The company became a holding, solely of the Mehwald family, on January 1, 1958.  Frank Mehwald, eldest son of Ernest, joined the company in 1960.  Through his efforts and progressive ideas, the company diversified and began stamping operations in 1965.

By 1966, due to the addition of presses and equipment, the company had again outgrown its facilities and moved to its present site in Strongsville, building its own 28,000 Sq. Ft., air-conditioned, modern facility on ten acres of land.  By July of the following year, the company had already expanded enough to warrant an addition, and the continued growth has culminated in several additions since.

In 1967, Frank Mehwald took office as President, with Ernest Mehwald as Chairman of the Board.

In 1986, the company refocused its direction on quality, targeted the Japanese Automakers as the growth of market futures and it is the cornerstone upon which the company is built today. 

Our growth includes:

  • 1991 - Assembly & stamping facility, plant 2, Strongsville, Ohio, 40,000 Sq. Ft.
  • 1993 -Addition to the Strongsville, Ohio plant 1 stamping facility, 56,548 Sq. Ft.
  • 1995- Stamping & assembly facility, Harlingen, Texas,  65,100 Sq. Ft.
  • 1998- Assembly facility, Sharon Center, Ohio, 75,200 Sq. Ft.
  • 2001- INDETRO S.A., Engineering design center San Jose, Costa Rica
  • 2006- Stamping & robotic assembly facility, Seville, Ohio, 92,600 Sq. Ft.
  • 2007- Guangzhou Atlantic Tool & Die Company, Ltd was formed as a wholly foreign owned subsidiary of Atlantic Tool & Die Company.  This stamping & assembly facility is located in Zengcheng, Guangzhou China, 150,600 Sq.  Ft.
  • 2008- ATD de Mexico stamping & assembly facility, Matamoros, Mexico, 57,065 Sq. Ft.
  • 2016- ATD de Mexico expansion completed, 56,730 Sq. Ft.


As we continue to grow, the cornerstone tenets of our company are: the safety and welfare of all of our associates combined with; the quality, delivery and global competitiveness of our company's products and services.