KECO Manufacturing and Brands

KECO Manufacturing and Brands

KECO Manufacturing and Brands

KECO Manufacturing and Brands

KECO Manufacturing and Brands

KECO Manufacturing is a full-service contract manufacturer providing engineering and production solutions for companies worldwide

KECO Body Repair Products is the industry leader in non-invasive dent and collision repair tools

KECO Training provides GPR and PDR training on-site and in our training facilities located in Peterborough, UK and Oklahoma City, US

KECO Tabs services the Collision and PDR industries with worldwide distribution of GPR and PDR tools


KECO was founded by the Keister brothers as an injection molded plastics manufacturer specializing in component parts for OEMs across a wide breadth of industries. The name KECO originated as an acronym for the Keister Company. The first production facility opened near downtown Oklahoma City at 1640 W. Main Street.


KECO acquired Plastics Plus—a leading manufacturer of plastic plant saucers. KECO launched the Rhino Saucers brand of high-strength plant saucers marking the company’s first step into manufacturing, marketing and distribution of branded products.


The company moved the manufacturing facilities and offices to a new facility with double the space and expanded production capacities .


KECO was purchased by Chris White who began his career with KECO as an engineer in 1994 and served as the general manager since 2000.


The aggressive growth plan Chris established in 2004 resulted in the business doubling in size with an expanded contract manufacturing presence.


KECO lost 30% of revenue when a customer bid out business, launching new strategic initiatives to expand the portfolio.


KECO partnered with an energy company, providing full-service engineering, manufacturing and distribution. This was the catalyst that provided the necessary experience for KECO to expand its portfolio of branded products.


The assortment of branded product expanded rapidly with products such as golf tees, golf balls, aviation service equipment and plastic hail tabs—what would go on to become KECO’s signature item.


Hail tabs became the number one selling KECO branded item, paving the way for what would eventually become KECO’s most influential product line. KECO engineered and launched the innovative SuperTabs®, the first large surface glue tab capable of removing large dents.


KECO acquired Roberts Step-Lite, a specialty manufacturer of custom architectural lighting solutions. The acquisition strengthened KECO’s mechanical design and engineering capabilities necessary to further expand both contract manufacturing and branded product development.


The Robo® Mini Dent Lifter was launched. This lifter, when combined with KECO’s glue tabs, pioneered a non-invasive method of dent repair which came to be known as glue pull repair (GPR).


The Centipede® Crease tabs were launched—KECO’s flagship line of glue pull tabs designed to further expand on the capabilities of the GPR system.


The introduction of the K-Bar® and K-Beam® lifters added additional functionality to the KECO GPR system now capable of repairing large damage to vehicles providing a non-invasive repair solution ideal for collision shops. This brought about the launch of KECO Body Repair Products—a spin-off company focused on innovative solutions for the collision repair industry.


The KECO Body Repair Products GPR training facility and headquarters opened with a focus on providing transformative training to dent and collision repair technicians.


KECO Body Repair Products was the SEMA Award Winner for the 2022 Best New Collision Repair and Refinish Product, In recognition of innovative design achievements in a newly developed collision, repair and refinish product for the automotive specialty equipment industry.

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