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About Us

Since 1940...

The United Die Company (UDICO) was founded in 1940 and has been serving the cold-drawn industries for over 80 years and counting. We are an ISO 9001:2015* company that is constantly striving to exceed our customer's expectations. We produce a vast array of tooling from drawing dies and extrusion dies to jaws and shear blades used in the drawing process. We are the only die manufacturer which presses its own tungsten carbide. The ability to press our own carbide has led to vast improvements in substrate integrity and mechanical properties. We are also a leader in advanced computer aided tooling and design software for drawing dies. We encourage you to take a look around our website and see why our tooling will out perform your current tooling.
wire edm operationod grinding operation
lathe operationinside look of a draw bench
Our Team

A growing team of innovators, makers and thinkers.

A Udico employee
Jim Kontra
A Udico employee
Marion Martin
A Udico employee
Richard Kontra
Information Technology
A Udico employee
Diane Kontra
John Kontra
A Udico employee
Alberto Quezada
Founder's Message

United Die Company

"Tungsten carbide has for many years been an important factor in the ever expanding production of American industry. Since 1940, the United Die Company has played an integral part in supplying the wire, rod, and tube industries with a product of outstanding merit."

"Our skilled craftsmen have been turning out superior tools and dies ever since tungsten carbide first arrived in this country many years ago."

"It is our sincere hope that we can continue to serve American industry with the finest tools and dies precision engineering can produce."

JJK Sr Signature
John Kontra Sr

Some historical facts...

Year Founded
Current HQ established
First ISO certification
uniteddie.com is created
DCT is launched
Udico.co is launched

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