Production and engineering breakthroughs achieved during WWII led to new and exciting metal finishing technologies as industry shifted from the war economy. Our founder, Zen Pokvitis was on the leading edge of those developments, and focused his chemical background on production applications for electropolishing. That experience in chemical formulation and equipment design led to the founding of Able in 1954, focusing on the needs if metalworking companies nationally.
The Next Generation of Able Innovation,
Service and Expertise
Today, Able is America's largest electropolishing specialist, employing over 150 people on three shifts. The company operates a state of the art facility in Chicago, IL. Literally thousands of companies world-wide employ Able technology into their metal parts, with nearly every industry utilizing the techniques developed and later refined by our founder.
Though our technology plays a vital role in serving customers, the traditions of service and attention to quality are what make Able a unique company. We have long recognized that metal finishing is the "last step" for many companies designing and producing metal parts. Our entire company is tuned to the concept of doing the job right the first time. We are often the lifeline for companies faced with assembly line shutdowns due to parts that are late or malfunctioning. Being part of the solution and meeting tough deadlines has kept Able as the preferred vendor for so many companies.
Your International Partner
Unlike most metal finishers, we have taken a global view of our business. By doing the job right the first time, we have been a vital link for companies in France, Mexico, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries. We are equipped and experienced to handle multi-national design and production teams, providing unique drop-shipping, packaging and inspection services to keep production flowing world-wide.
A Secure and Safe Supplier
Many companies have used Able to process critical design and prototype products. We have long regarded our process techniques and our customer's products as proprietary, and fully protect those technologies. Your parts are secure with Able.
What does all of this experience and focus mean to our customers? Satisfaction. Reliability. Results. Our wall of fame depicts just some of the 100% vendor evaluations, letters of commendation and awards we have garnered over the years. More importantly, it offers proof of our ability to carry forward the important traditions begun in 1954 into the future.