AIM-JORACO Receives a 100% Vendor Performance Rating

AIM-JORACO’s TOGGLE-AIRE® Presses Received a 100% Performance Measure for Delivery and Quality for the Year 2009.

Smithfield, RI, January 17, 2010 --( AIM-JORACO is proud to announce that it received a 100% on a performance review conducted by Lightolier de Mexico (Lightolier is a Philips group brand). Lightolier conducted their 2009 vendor performance reviews as part of their ISO 9000 System and continuous improvement process. This review evaluated over 200 vendors for both delivery and quality measures over a 12-month period from January – December 2009. AIM-JORACO received 100% for both Quality and Delivery for a final performance rating of 100%. Given the tough economic time, where the simple availability of material from suppliers was low, this maintained delivery rate alone is significant.

AIM-JORACO and Lightolier have maintained a strong relationship for many years. Karl Mortensen, Senior Product Engineer for Lightolier recently commented that "Lightolier has used the 3 Ton Toggle-Aire Model 1030 BEM for most small press assemblies in Fall River, MA as well as Mexico… One of the reasons we contacted AIM-Joraco is because the presses we were using could not handle the hundreds of thousands of cycles that your machines have proven to withstand. Your presses are pure workhorses – without the unnecessary bells and whistles." This latest vendor performance review is a testament to AIM-JORACO’s commitment to both service and quality.

Observing industry’s need for a compact, reliable, accurate and powerful air press, AIM-JORACO designed its first pneumatic press in 1959 and gradually transitioned into a premier manufacturer of pneumatically powered toggle presses – the TOGGLE-AIRE® line. Over the years, the TOGGLE-AIRE® and DIRECT-AIRE press lines have expanded and there are currently thousands of presses and rotary indexers in the field – most still in operation. Time tested, with billions of strokes performed, they offer the user an economical and efficient alternative to full revolution and light capacity hydraulic and pneumatic presses.


AIM-JORACO® ( manufactures the TOGGLE-AIRE® and DIRECT-AIRE line of precision pneumatic & manual toggle presses, semi-automatic rotary indexing machines, and assembly and fabrication tooling. They have a 46-year reputation for providing quality presses that meet a wide range of special requirements and over 60 years of service experience. Sample testing is free-of-charge and die sets, tooling and complete engineering support is available upon request. All equipment is manufactured and shipped from their Smithfield, RI facility – Made In The USA!

Angela Waldron