Tessy Automation

We are Automation Architects

For over 35 years Tessy Automation has designed and manufactured an extensive range of electro-mechanical automation solutions. We specialize in solving the unique challenges of contract manufacturers and manufacturers of complex components.

As Automation Architects, our team of experienced engineers and project managers provide customers with a clear vision of custom automation projects.

While incorporating state of the art automation technology and integration, we work diligently with our customers by investing the time required to deliver true customized results.

Automation projects can be quite complex, like an architect, our customers rely on our deep technical knowledge, experience, and skill to deliver the leanest, most cost-effective solution for successfully integrating a true customized automation result.


  • Medical Devices / Consumables
  • Consumer Products
  • Electrical
  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Plastics
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Green Industries

Our History

Tessy Automation, formerly NuTec, shares a rich heritage of precision manufacturing in Northwest Pennsylvania.

  • NuTec's Founder+

    NuTec’s origins began at the famous Talon Zipper, manufactured in Meadville, Pennsylvania. It was here that founder, Ken Deane’s vision formed during his days as toolmaker apprentice. That vision would become a reality when he started NuTec Tooling Systems, now known as Tessy Automation. The company was a true family business that included Ken’s wife Margaret-Strawbridge and eventually his children, Brian and Bobbi-Jo who would manage the company in later years.

    Ken instilled a strong sense of community both within the company and with the local area. Tessy Automation has long supported important causes especially when it comes to education. They have been one of the prime supporters of the annual Robot competition involving area high school students. The family has also established a college scholarship fund for students pursuing careers in engineering.

  • Ties to Talon Zipper+

    Talon Zipper, founded in 1893, ultimately moved to Meadville, Pa. It was in Meadville that the zipper as we know it was invented; until then they were producing hookless fasteners for boots and shoes. Here, the zipper was mass-produced beginning in the 1920s. The high demand for zippers drove a huge demand for skilled Toolmakers.

    One aspect of this manufacturing of Zippers was the need to design and build specialize equipment to manufacture zipper chain as well as equipment leased to clothing manufacturers to assemble zippers on clothing. Ken Deane benefited from this unique education and specialized training.

  • NuTec’s Birth and Growth+

    The Talon company encountered significant difficulties in the late 70’s and declined over the next 20 years as off-shore manufacturing challenged their domain.

    Eventually this core of skilled craftsmen began moving into the community, starting their own businesses.

    As time went on, NuTec Tooling Systems was formed in 1983, capitalizing on the special art of automated equipment design and build. Meadville was nicknamed Tool City USA with more tool shops per capita than any other place in the United States. Today known as Tessy Automation, the company prides itself as being part of this synergistic hub of talent.

  • Tessy Automation today+

    After being acquired by Tessy in 2019, the company became Tessy Automation doing business as NuTec. This new chapter in our history has strengthened our position in the market as we continue to provide state-of-the-art automated solutions to industry challenges. The company officially adopted the name Tessy Automation in the Spring of 2021.

    Born from an idea linking back to the famous Talon Zipper, NuTec was founded with a commitment to provide the best quality and service possible to its customers. It’s a commitment NuTec has delivered on from day one. Combined with Tessy’s proactive approach to solutions, it’s this same commitment that will ensure the future of NuTec’s story.


Our long-term relationships are testimony to where we have been, who we are and where we are going.

  • Turnkey, in-house capabilities
  • Wide experience with a variety of equipment types and processes
  • Superb project management
  • Tessy Automation is small enough to provide first-rate customer service and value for partners
  • Tessy Automation is large enough to provide innovative, quality automation systems

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We are Contract Manufacturing Experts

Not only can we help you with your existing ideas, we are also capable of building, assembling, and programming your automation needs ourselves.

We are focused on meeting your expectations for quality engineered and machined parts, subcontract design and machining, and build to print machining for contract manufacturers.

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Leadership Team

  • Bruce Courtney

    Managing Director

    Brent Martz

    Sales & Marketing Manager
  • Thomas Rock

    Business Systems Manager

Automation Partners

Tessy Automation proudly works with the finest names in the industrial automation industry.