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The Legacy of Service at RK Trading

RK Trading, a leading spring and wire forming business, sprung from humble beginnings to its evolution as a trusted provider of innovative solutions. Reflecting on the key milestones, customer success stories and the unique approach that sets us apart, President Bob Kupczak shares the full RK Trading story.

A Journey of Entrepreneurship and Excellence

As an English major graduating in 1963, the path to becoming an entrepreneur in the spring and wire forming business was an unexpected one for Bob Kupczak. Offered a job by his father at Jackson Spring, he seized the opportunity for personal and professional growth, embracing the economic advantages and embarking on a journey in the business world.

The Evolution of Our Equipment

In 1993-1994, Bob recognized an opportunity to expand their offerings by exploring spring manufacturing equipment from Taiwan. While not as complex as Japanese and German machinery, they were considerably less expensive, meaning they could really be the “middle of the road” opportunity for manufacturers to get their foot in the door of the spring and wire forming industry.

Through a serendipitous encounter with Herdon, a Taiwanese brand, Bob discovered a partnership that would revolutionize its business model. He notes, “At the time we started to sell Herdon, they had a yearly capacity of about 60-70 machines per year. In the first year, we sold 40 machines and turned down orders for another dozen or so because we could not make delivery. What started as an entertaining sideline had turned into a business.”

We Provide Value for All

Over the years, RK Trading's legacy of service has grown stronger and more refined—with an unwavering commitment to immediate service. Having experienced the challenges of acquiring technical support in the past with his own machines, Bob made it a priority to provide prompt and efficient assistance to his customers at no cost. This dedication to customer satisfaction has become a defining characteristic of the RK Trading brand.

RK Trading's commitment to customer satisfaction is best exemplified through its success stories. With a responsive team and technical expertise, RK has helped numerous customers overcome challenges and meet their unique requirements. The company's Sales and Service Manager, Tony Bujak, has even gone above and beyond by helping during odd hours, ensuring that customers receive timely support.

When you choose RK Trading, you receive:

  • 24/7 Immediate Service
  • Quality Herdon Products
  • Fair Pricing
  • Access to Extensive Inventory of Spare Parts and Tooling
  • Personalized Solutions from Our Herdon Experts

The RK Trading Approach

Bob addresses how doing business today has changed drastically, stating, “It is more important than ever for the spring manufacturer to develop a symbiotic relationship with his or her customers and their supplier base.” This is why RK Trading takes a proactive approach to customer service and support. Our experts prioritize open communication and understand the value of building strong relationships that last a lifetime. By actively engaging with customers and listening to their needs, we’re always seeking the solutions that align with their business goals and aspirations.

Staying at the Forefront of Spring & Wire Forming

To ensure the latest advancements and technologies in the industry, RK Trading keeps a close eye on the marketplace's needs. By embracing feedback, relying on the expertise of its personnel and collaborating closely with its team, RK Trading consistently offers state-of-the-art products at fair prices. This commitment to innovation ensures that customers benefit from the most advanced solutions available.

Additionally, to thrive in this ever-evolving environment, RK Trading has embraced mutually beneficial relationships with its own team members, customers and suppliers, recognizing the importance of collaboration and adaptability.

The legacy of service at RK Trading is one of resilience, dedication and customer-centric values. From our early beginnings to our position as a trusted spring and wire forming industry leader, we continue to provide exceptional and immediate service, innovative solutions and support to customers of all sizes anywhere in the world. Through our commitment to excellence in all that we do, RK Trading has created a lasting legacy of service that sets us apart from our competitors.

Our success is only as great as our customers’ wins, so we do everything we can to ensure they have the support they need when they need it. Have questions about your Herdon machine? Give us a call today at 847-640-9771, or fill out this form to get started today.