Company Profile

Chicago Cutting Die was founded on April 7, 1923 by two Swedish immigrant blacksmiths, William and Frank Anderson. The company began manufacturing dies for the apparel, shoe, envelope, and label industries. In 1929, CCD diversified into the manufacturing and development of other products – the first upright handle grass shears and the first spray paint gun for automobiles.

In 1936, CCD became Uniroyal's main cutting die supplier for Keds gym shoes. Three years later, a division called Anderson & Quigley was added to machine stamped metal parts and airplane brakes for Bendix Corporation in South Bend, Ind. In 1968, CCD became the first company to machine rotary dies using NC milling. In 1977, CCD began machining rotary dies with CNC milling.

Over the years, CCD has grown with the manufacturing of specialty rotary dies, equipment for the non-woven and medical industries, rotary die presses, and ancillary equipment for the disposable, packaging, and other diversified industries. Today, CCD is one of the world's largest cutting die manufacturers, owned and operated by descendants of Frank Anderson.

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5 Generations, 101 Years of Quality

Our roots can be traced back to the 1800s when Andreas Anderson was a respected blacksmith in Sweden. He taught his children the art of blacksmithing during intensive four-year apprenticeships beginning at age 14. Two of his offspring, William and Frank Anderson, emigrated to the United States and founded Chicago Cutting Die 101 years ago in 1923.

The Anderson brothers vowed to provide every customer with the very finest products at competitive prices. Furthermore, they committed to conducting business only on the highest level of professionalism based on honesty, integrity, and mutual trust.

Today, Andreas' great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren operate Chicago Cutting Die. While we've invested millions of dollars to upgrade our facilities and technologies, our commitment to unsurpassed quality has never wavered. It is every bit as strong today as it was in 1923. We owe today's success to a long list of loyal customers and our dedicated employees who share our family philosophy.

Fast Facts:
  • over 40 industries served
  • customers in 22 countries
  • nearly 200 machines & tools
  • 80,000 square foot facility
  • 3 affiliated companies under one roof
  • 1 point of contact