Roto North America
|Industry||Window and Door Hardware Manufacturing|
|Chris Dimou (President and CEO), Patrick Kampermann (Director of Finance), Dan Gray (Director of Sales), Adrian Steenson (Director of Operations), Juergen Schairer (Director of Product Innovation and Sales Engineering)|
Roto North America is a window/door hardware manufacturing and distribution company that comprises Roto Frank of America, Inc. based in Chester, Connecticut, US and Roto Fasco Canada Inc. based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Roto Frank of America, Inc. and Roto Fasco Canada, Inc. are wholly owned subsidiaries of Roto AG, headquartered in Germany.
Roto Frank of America, Inc. was founded in Chester, Connecticut in 1979 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Roto Frank AG; headquartered in Germany, with 18 production plants and more than 40 subsidiaries globally.
Roto Frank of America, Inc. began manufacturing roof windows and distributing Tilt&Turn hardware. Later on, the company realized the great potential that existed in the window and door hardware market expanding its products towards the North American market. . This led to the establishment of Roto Hardware Systems which started developing its own line of North American specific products, including X-Drive casement window operators, window locking systems, window hinges and sash locks. Roto Frank of America, Inc. has been an integral part of Connecticut’s manufacturing industry for 40 years. Roto Frank of America, Inc. is represented on the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors by President and CEO Chris Dimou. He has also been elected to the Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC) Board of Directors. CIC is an educational organization that is designed to develop, encourage, and enhance creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills through invention, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Roto Fasco Canada; Inc. was established in 1956 as Fasco Diecast Metals in Mississauga, Ontario. The company was acquired in 2012 by Roto AG and operated by Roto North America. It is now known as Roto Fasco Canada, Inc., a producer of sliding patio door and cam lock hardware for residential and commercial window and door markets throughout North America.
Chris Dimou has served as President and CEO of Roto Frank of America, Inc. since 2009 and President and CEO of Roto Fasco Canada, Inc. since it was acquired by the Roto Group in 2012.
The Roto Group now has a presence in over 40 countries with over 4900 employees. In January 2016, The Roto AG Group continued its expansion of its global window and door technology market with the acquisition of the Deventer Group; a global building materials supplier. It also acquired the industrial division of the Danish hardware manufacturer Peder Nielsen, a supplier of hardware for outward-opening windows of the type mainly found in Scandinavia and also in Great Britain.
In June 2017, the Roto Group acquired Union Ltd., a manufacturer based near Shanghai, China to help strengthen and expand its door and window technology division.
On November 1, 2017 Roto Frank AG acquired Wollenberg GmbH, a company that offers services for subsequently improving windows and doors.
Products and services
Roto North America; through its two companies; Roto Frank of America, Inc. and Roto Fasco Canada, Inc., manufactures and offers a variety of North American and European window and door hardware products.
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