PDC Celebrates 50 Years
PDC International Corp. (pdc-corp.com) celebrates 50 years of engineering and packaging machinery innovation. The company, founded and still headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., specializes in packaging machinery for heat shrinkable sleeve labels and tamper evident seals.
In 1968, Anatole Konstantin, a mechanical engineer, founded PDC as an automation company. He was joined by his brother Bill a few years later. The direction of the company was initially determined via a large automation project making, collating and packaging emery board nail files for the Bassett Company of Shelton, Conn. Since then, it has established itself as an industry leader under the guidance of Anatole’s son, Neal, who took over as president in 1992, and Gary Tantimonico, Vice President.
PDC has expanded over the decades. From humble beginnings in a 400-square foot office in the Lock Building in Norwalk, CT, to a three-car garage, then a former furniture mill, PDC now occupies a nearly 30,000-square foot facility in South Norwalk overlooking the Long Island Sound. PDC has a strong commitment to Connecticut, its workforce and quality of life.
In 1983, PDC Europe, was started in Montdidier, France to supply machinery for the European and other overseas markets.
Today, PDC designs and manufactures shrink sleeve labeling and tamper-evident packaging machinery for products ranging from popular foods and beverages to personal care and household goods.