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History of Vaccon

Dick and Joan FerriAfter serving 10 years as a captain in the Air Force Reserves, Richard (Dick) Ferri retired and turned his love of flying, mechanical aptitude and fondness for tinkering into his life work. 
Like a true entrepreneur, Dick started Vaccon Company, Inc. intent on building a better mousetrap. With the spirit, vision and passion for innovation, Dick combined his aeronautical engineering degree with his work experience and developed his first vacuum pump product line and simultaneously, the name of his company was born.
Founded in 1972, the name Vaccon originated from joining the words vacuum and conveying to become Vaccon. The DF Series, material transfer pumps, are the original vacuum conveying pumps designed and manufactured by Dick Ferri.

Vaccon Quality AssuranceCustomer satisfaction is Vaccon’s number one priority. Vaccon prides itself on providing free technical support and application assistance.  Whether it is the beginning of the design stage or troubleshooting a competitor’s mistake, Vaccon will find the best solution to solve the problem. Working in collaboration with our customers, Vaccon will modify standard products or custom design new ones to meet any size, shape, material, or performance range and at any quantity. In-house manufacturing and quality assurance means clients get what they need, and the product performs as promised. If a client is not 100% satisfied with the output, Vaccon will make it right. 
Vaccon believes product design affects function, performance, production, and ultimately a company’s bottom line. Vaccon designs and manufactures vacuum pumps and systems using the most efficient, yet simple proven technology – single stage venturi. Featuring a straight-through design, Vaccon pumps have no moving parts to wear out or clog. They operate maintenance free saving costly downtime. Compact, lightweight, and reliable,
Vaccon vacuum pumps offer consistent performance to keep production running. 

Message from the President 

Our #1 goal is to make your job easier by being your most valuable resource for vacuum automation solutions.  Whether you are an integrator, design engineer, plant manager, OEM or end-user; your success depends on your efforts, efficiency, productivity, performance and profits.  
With Vaccon on your side, you have the most innovative product line of vacuum pumps, cups, accessories and end-of-arm tools to choose from, along with the most experienced technical application engineers to advise and guide you, only to be further supported by the finest customer service team in the industry.   
What sets us apart from the competition - our employee’s dedication to getting you the right product, at the right price, at the right time, first time and every time. Once you experience “Vaccon Value” you won’t go anywhere else.  
Earning your trust is what is most important to us.  
Thank you for visiting our website. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at

Ellen Ferri, President

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