We manufactureABOUT AJAXSpring

We have a steadfast, committed interest in quality control and customer service.

In business for over 50 years, the key to our long-standing success has been driven by our ability to form lasting partnerships with our customers. It is through this mutual collaboration and commitment to co-develop the finest stamped metal products and tooling that has enabled us to routinely exceed our customers’ expectations of unsurpassed quality, delivery, and cost-effectiveness.

Our ability to provide innovative tooling & process solutions, utilizing effective set-up time reduction practices & our on-going commitment to continuous improvement, has resulted in our lasting success in the stamping industry. Whether its production of prototype tooling and pre-production units; our quick turnaround time will be representative of the quality you can expect from our full-scale production products. When it comes to delivering product to our customers, our flexible design, engineering “know how” and manufacturing capabilities – all work in tandem, allowing our customers to deliver their product to market more efficiently.

The combination of our experience, abilities and diverse backgrounds gives us an overall perspective, understanding and problem-solving qualification seldom provided by other organizations. Our services are provided by professionals who offer Design and Manufacturing expertise to strongly support our customer’s needs and specifications through active communication, coordination, and performance.

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Our Founder

Hans Boelstler was born on June 18th, 1902 and grew up in the town of Bomenkirch, Germany, located 95 kilometers east of Stuttgart. Possessing a keen attention to detail, a strong aptitude for mathematics, and an intellectual curiosity with how things worked; Hans entered into a local apprenticeship program for aspiring tool & die makers.

Hans' migration

In 1918, with World War I coming to a close, political uncertainty in Europe, Hans made a big decision in his life. With his apprenticeship coming to a close in a just a couple years; in 1922, Hans made the decision to leave his family behind and emigrate to Argentina. Once there, Hans’ skills as a Tool-Maker caught the attention of Ford Motor Company and shortly thereafter, began what would become a lasting and successful career as a talented Tool & Die Maker.

The beginning

Hans’ ultimate goal was to eventually set up roots in the United States, however, without a US Sponsor, that goal would have to wait. The wait wasn’t long as in just over a year’s time, Han’s excellent work with Ford Motor Co. paid off and he finally had a sponsor that would pave the way for his entry to the US.

Once in the US, Hans continued working for Ford, however an opportunity with more responsibility presented itself with the LA Young Company and Hans took advantage of it. While employed with LA Young, Hans was able make trips back to Germany to visit family. On one trip he eventually met his future wife Alwine, and in 1929, she joined him in the US.


Hans Brillance

It was at BGR where Hans designed unique four-slide tooling/machine for machine gun clips during WWII. He worked with the AH Nilson Machine Company to help them design a four-slide tool that would be able to produce assembled gun clips that to this day a design that is still being fully utilized. Hans’ innovative approach to manufacturing and tool and die design, as well as a strong entrepreneurial spirit, eventually paved the way for the beginning of Ajax Spring & Manufacturing Company, based in Madison Heights, MI.

The foundation

Founded in 1954, Ajax continues to exemplify Hans’ commitment to providing quality stampings and tooling as well as a strong commitment to exceeding customer expectations. Ajax is currently managed by 2nd and 3rd generation Boelstler’s who take great pride in not only understanding and appreciating the importance of maintaining the principles that Hans passed down but also through their continued commitment to manufacturing excellence, secure Ajax’ place for future generations.