A Division of Deffren Machine Tool Service Inc.

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AKRO: One of the Leading
Machine Shops in Cincinnati

Our company is comprised of 3 divisions:

  • contract manufacturing, providing OEM quality custom machining services, including CNC machining (AKRO Tool Company)
  • a custom welding and fabrication service (AKRO Tool Company)
  • a machine repair division that specializes in Cincinnati Machine CNC machine services (Deffren Machine Tool)

AKRO Tool Company was founded in 1960 by Ralph Snider as a custom metal fabrication and machine job shop. In 1984, Ken Johnson, Ralph's son-in-law, took the helm, continuing to grow the business with OEM and MRO customers throughout the Midwest.

In 2012, Richard Deffren purchased 52 year old AKRO Tool Co Inc. adding CNC machine services, including CNC repair, systems upgrading, installation and relocation.

AKRO Tool Company is headquartered in an 11,500 sq. ft. facility, and is one of the largest independent machine shops in Cincinnati. We assist in prototype development, "one-off" projects and limited production runs.

We can handle a wide variety of CNC machining requirements, as well as reverse engineering, specialty tooling, workholding jigs and fixtures, custom weldments and frame works.

Need professional machinery installation, service or repair? AKRO's parent company, Deffren Machine Tool Services Inc. provides expert machinery installation and relocation, calibration and alignment, as well as CNC service and CNC repair for profilers, horizontal and vertical machines, and skin mills.

Contact us now for ideas and alternatives to make your next project a success!