December 2016 Newsletter

T/CCI Looks Ahead to 2017

It is our mission to be a growth leader in the manufacturing of compressor technology. Our success stems from our well-honed focus on the commercial vehicle market where we concentrate our resources, innovate with our customers and work together to create real value solutions. Our aggressive investments in product development and facilities in the US, China, Europe and South America have positioned us for record growth over the next 3 – 5 years. By accelerating growth through innovation and R & D investments, we will extend our range of product offerings and implement key channel strategies to open up new markets and new application opportunities. Our advancements will be driven by fundamental and significant emphasis on new, value-based product developments in our swash, wobble, reciprocating and variable product lines.

Innovations in new products that capitalize on our expertise in engineering and manufacturing compressor technology will strengthen our portfolio—with the addition of a new air brake compressor line. It is also a priority to enter new geographic markets such as the Middle East, India, Korea and Japan as well as expand growth in our core markets including US, China, Europe, Argentina and Brazil. Competition in the marketplace has grown, but we see our value proposition holding strong with quality and performance delivered in a low-cost leader model where we are customer-minded and focused on supply chain management and speed-to-market delivery demands. Although the Heavy Duty Trucking market is stagnant, we see trends in global market growth in Transport Refrigeration, Bus and Construction applications.

We are always assessing market outlook to ensure our business objectives align with future growth opportunities. Our focus on being customer responsive allows us to build programs directly around individual customer needs; thus, creating a demand-driven, application business model in which we are flexible, agile and ready to respond to market demands and disruptions. New ideas, innovations, efficiencies and speed-to-market is how we will best embrace and execute our growth strategies in the coming years.

Plant Manager Joe Baietto on Growing Success

Describe your role with T/CCI.
As the plant manager of T/CCI, I am responsible for the production and maintenance operations of the facility in the Decatur, Illinois location. I make sure everything runs smoothly—and tackle any problems that might arise.

What’s been your best experience working for T/CCI?
Working for T/CCI has been a great experience—but the opportunity to form and develop our team has been the most rewarding. We have truly remarkable employees that all contribute to the success of the company. 

What opportunities do you see in the industry?
I see big things in the future for T/CCI. We will start to expand our presence in the coming years so that we can deliver our products to customers on a larger global scale. I’m excited to see how we overcome the challenges of growing our business and tackling new ventures.

How have your experiences/knowledge from past roles shaped your experience in your current role?
I have been fortunate enough to work for T/CCI for 28 years—in many diverse positions. I started as a production operator. On my journey to plant manager I learned so much about the company and the trade. Honing my craft in each position has contributed to the knowledge I have today—and the optimism I have for the future of this company.


Product Spotlight: QPV-125

The TCC/I QPV-125 is built to outperform and outlast the competition. This variable swash plate compressor with 125cc displacement, balances performance to the amount of cooling required, increases fuel efficiency and provides enhanced durability for construction vehicles and heavy-duty trucks.

While most variable compressors are designed for the automotive industry (three years – 36,000 miles on the road), T/CCI’s proprietary design and unique internal configuration of the compressor is developed specifically for the heavy-duty market, where they commonly run 100,000 miles.

Design adjustments including a heavy-duty, longer life clutch, more robust internal components and internal oil separator for volumetric efficiency, allowing the QPV-125 to outperform most 150 cc compressors.

T/CCI developed this variable compressor about three years ago to supplement options in the small equipment construction market. The enhancements to the design directly translate into fuel savings and horsepower conservation for over the road vehicles. The more horsepower the compressor is able to save, the harder the vehicle is able to work to get the job done – which is a tremendous value proposition for the industry and the end user.