Welcome to CVM, Inc.

A custom machine solution provider.

Custom Automation Solutions

  • 30 Years and running – Automating the Bay
  • Our niche is in small to medium, turnkey manufacturing solutions.

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Shop & Assembly Services

  • “Cut Above” Fabrication
  • Manual & CNC Machining
  • Precision Welding
  • Sheet metal forming and welding

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Products

  • FruitFirm 1000  –  Fruit Inspection Equipment
  • Fabric Saturators (for the FRP Industry) 
  • Clean Room Passthrus & OEM Spare Parts

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Custom Automation Solutions

Here’s our 3 step process:

Our niche is small to medium, turnkey manufacturing solutions.

Identify

Discuss issue & define goals.

Design

Strategic prototypes, iterate & repeat.

Execute

Fabricate, assemble, install & train.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lab Automation

Automating lab equipment is a specialty of ours.

We have partnered with dozens of companies across a variety of industries to develop custom equipment when off the shelf doesn’t cut it. Medical, Foods, Home Goods, Automotive, Plastic Injection and Agriculture.
If you’re curious what an automated lab can do for you, we think you’ll be surprised. Call us for a free consultation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Automated Manufacturing

30 Years of experience building new and modifying existing manufacturing equipment.

Whether you’re just starting out, growing, or wanting to modernize, we can help. Our team is well practiced at quickly  understanding your specific needs and targeting a path forward.  Our goal is in forming partnerships and becoming a part of your team.

 

 

Prototypes

Prototyping is a key part of every custom project.  It’s built into our design process and deeply woven into our culture. 

We utilize our shop, experience, and graveyard of old parts to prove concepts at key times during development.

Whether you’re planning to use us for scaling your idea or not, consider calling on us for the prototype phase of your project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixtures

Fixture design and fabrication is critical to optimizing any repetitive process. 

CVM designs and fabricates fixtures for manual assist processes, end of arm tooling, and all automated system requirements.  We use metals, plastics, and molding compounds as required and know how to integrate into the most complicated systems.  Call us today with any fixtuing need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment Modifications

Retrofits, modernize, tooling changes, line integration

Sometimes a slight modification is all you need. We are experienced with modifying all types of manufacturing equipment, including custom, off the shelf. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semi-Automated Equipment

Optimizing an operator with the right tool is often the best step forward. 

Space or budget restraints, safety, throughput, or general efficiency can all be ..

30 Years and running – Automating the Bay

Shop & Assembly Services

We’re a job shop too!  Loyal customers know us for quality, quick turn, and excellent customer service.  Our “A player” machinists, welders and formers are truly the best around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contract Manufacturing

Hire us for your next quantity order of parts, fixtures, or machines.  Our niche is in being efficient at low to mid size quantity builds using our fine tuned trade processes in fixturing, project management, in house expertise. 

 

 

Shop Services

Machining – CNC and Manual

Welding – Precision, sheet metal, exotic materials

Forming – Sheet metal, rolled, odd

Assembly services

 

 

Spare Parts Program

Unhappy with your current supplier?  Contact us about our spare parts programs.  One off odd parts, reverse engineere, or complete supply programs tailered to your needs.

Strong relationships with established long time vendors allow fast dependable turn and quality.. We’ll match your pace!

Our Products

FruitFirm® 1000

Industrial grade tool that reads the size and firmness of fruit.

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Fabric Saturators

Industrial strength fabric impregnators.

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Clean Room Pass Throughs

Made to order, custom sizes available

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FruitFirm® 1000

The FruitFirm® 1000 is an industrial grade, mobile tool that reads the size and firmness of fruit automatically at 40 units per minute.

 

  • Self contained with a 7″ touch screen display which allows you to manage everything without any external device.
  • Built in memory to collect data internally or to be networked with both wireless and wired capability to automatically dump to a server.
  • Robust, repeatable & trustworthy data. You can adjust data output to match your in-house standards.

Fabric Saturators

Industrial Strength


Our Saturators are industrial strength fabric impregnators.  The models below are standard sizes and construction type, but we can customize by request. Typically, these are used with resin products to transform fiberglass and carbon fiber into pre-preg fabrics used for construction reinforcement and waterproofing. 

Clean Room Pass Throughs

Standard Pass Throughs

We’ve been a manufacturer of custom clean pass throughs for over 20 years. Now available direct from the manufacturer with;

 

  • 304 Stainless Steel Construction
  • Interlock
  • Polycarbonate Door
  • 304 Stainless Steel handles and hinges
  • Pass Throughs made to order, custom sizes available
  • Discounts on multiple units
  • 2-4 week delivery

Our Team

Bob Switek

Founder & CEO

Bob Switek

Founder & CEO

Toby Switek

President

Toby Switek

President

Brandon Abad

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Brandon Abad

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Cory Alden

Machine Shop Supervisor

Cory Alden

Machine Shop Supervisor

Gustavo Arroyo

Controls Engineer

Gustavo Arroyo

Controls Engineer

James Blackburn

Engineering Technician

James Blackburn

Engineering Technician

Art Des Roches III

Fabricator

Art Des Roches III

Fabricator

Doug Fahrney

Manufacturing Specialist

Doug Fahrney

Manufacturing Specialist

Doreen Fanua

Administrative Assistant

Doreen Fanua

Administrative Assistant

Chad Felipe

Machine Operator

Chad Felipe

Machine Operator

Garrett Gersten

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Garrett Gersten

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Bachir Gharbi

Shop Assistant

Bachir Gharbi

Shop Assistant

Richard Gomez

CNC Operator

Richard Gomez

CNC Operator

Scott Isler

Mechanical Engineer

Scott Isler

Mechanical Engineer

Jim McMillin

Vice President, Engineering

Jim McMillin

Vice President, Engineering

David Paterson

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

David Paterson

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Maeni Schmed

Sr. Machinst

Maeni Schmed

Sr. Machinst

Craig Thaxton

Sr. Machinist

Craig Thaxton

Sr. Machinist

Marty Turkington

Fabricator / Machinist

Marty Turkington

Fabricator / Machinist

Paul Widergren

Fabrication Project Manager

Paul Widergren

Fabrication Project Manager

CVM has been a true partner to Zume, helping us navigate impossible hardware hurdles from concept to installation.  The CVM team truly listens to us and then they deliver”

Alex Garden, Chairman and CEO, Zume Inc.

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CVM, Inc.

Phone

(+1) 925-847-8808

Address

7066-D Commerce Circle.
Pleasanton, CA 94588

Email

info@cvmcvm.com

Career Opportunities

Controls Engineer

CVM Inc, custom machine builder located right at the 580/680 interchange in Pleasanton, is actively looking for an experienced Controls Engineer or Technician to join our fast paced team. We have been successfully building custom equipment for Bay Area tech, medical,...

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Engineering Technician

We're Hiring aEngineering Technician. Reports to VP, Engineering.Job DescriptionThis position will support the growth of CVM’s 30-year custom machine building department by collaborating with an experienced team and proven processes. This position requires hands-on...

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Mechanical Engineer

We're Hiring aMechanical EngineerJob Description Manage the lifecycle of manufacturing automation equipment, including scope development, conceptualizing, prototyping, fabrication, and commissioning. Project management accountability for assigned projects to manage...

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