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1976
  • Steve Reko opens Reko Tool & Mould in a 2,000 square foot facility in Windsor, Ontario.
1983
  • Reko, an early adopter, installs its first CNC Milling Machine.
1989
  • Reko Machine Builders (which would later become Reko Automation) is incorporated from within the tooling group to develop and manufacture REKO brand CNC Machines.
1991
  • Reko celebrates its 15th Christmas party for employees and their guests.
1994
  • Reko Tool & Mould becomes Reko International Group Inc. and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX-V:REK).
  • Reko expands into the custom machining of large components through the acquisition of Concorde Machine Tool Inc.
1996
  • Reko leads a team of local manufacturers in building and donating 150 Hart Walkers for North American children with Cerebral Palsy.
1999
  • Reko Automation moves into its own newly constructed 71,000 square foot facility.
2001
  • Reko celebrates 25 years in business and streamlines core capabilities into three business units: Reko Tool and Mould Inc., Reko Automation, and Concorde Machine.
2006
  • Reko becomes one of the early providers of blended mold programs, and celebrates its 30th family picnic with employees – and ponies!
2007
  • Reko completes an expansion at Concorde Machine to handle growing customer demands.
2010
  • Reko International Group Inc. becomes certified as a Woman Owned Business.
2011
  • Reko launches Project Re-Tool. As part of the project, Reko Tool and Mould Inc. and Reko Automation and Machine Tool are consolidated into Reko Manufacturing Group Inc. and move into the facility adjacent to Concorde Precision Machining.
2012
  • Reko invests in a new TOS Boring Mill for Concorde Precision Machining to expand capacity and capability.
  • Reko adds solar panels to the roof of both buildings as part of a green energy initiative.
2013
  • Reko Manufacturing Group adds a new 5 Axis DMU 210 machining centre to enhance moldmaking operations.
  • Reko Automation implements RobotExpert, a Just-in-Time (JIT) robot simulation software that allows the user to see a machine run before the machine is built.
  • Concorde Precision Machining installs its first Vertical Turning Lathe (VTL) as a new service offering.
2014
  • Reko articulates its vision of “Strengthening Communities by Advancing Manufacturing” and continues to use new technology to accelerate delivery time, enhance quality, and solve complex customer problems.
  • Reko tours students through its facilities as part of Manufacturing Day (MFG Day), a day celebrating modern manufacturing with the goal of inspiring the next generation of manufacturers.
2015
  • Concorde Precision Machining executes a rapid and creative capital investment in order to meet a customer’s significant increase in demand.
  • Reko continues its relationship with the Ontario Youth Apprentice Program (OYAP), a School to Work program that opens the door for high school students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations.
2016
  • Reko celebrates 40 years of Strengthening Communities by Advancing Manufacturing.