About Rehtek Machine
When you’re producing tiny micro-components with almost no margin for error, accuracy, efficiency, and quality are critical priorities. Stephen Reh, founder of Rehtek Machine Company in Passaic, New Jersey, recently talked with Shoptech about his shop’s growth over the past 25 years, and how E2 has played a major role in the Rehtek’s success.
Stephen founded Rehtek in 1990 along with his brother Paul. Since that time, Rehtek has grown to a team of 15 skilled workers producing micro-components for the medical, electronic, aerospace, and military industries. Many of those parts range in size from .01 inches in diameter to 1.5 inches. In all of the work, there’s little margin for mistakes.
In the late 90s, Steve and Paul decided to get ISO certified. “Getting certified was important to our customers, but it was also important to us,” Steve said. “We take quality very seriously, and we looked at certification as validation for all the energy and work we put into our quality process.”
There was just one problem. ISO certification has strict documentation requirements, and Rehtek had no capability to meet those requirements. “Back then we kept everything on a series of Excel spreadsheets,” Steve said. “It wasn’t pretty.”
That’s when Steve and Paul discovered E2. Steve said they were initially drawn to the software because of its ability to quickly and seamlessly create the documentation needed to meet ISO requirements. Steve said it was a no-brainer solution, as it allowed them to move forward with the certification process with confidence.