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Time Clock History

Our History


The history of Cincinnati Time Systems began in the year 1896. Mr. Gamble of Procter & Gamble, in Cincinnati, Ohio, had a wife who had been very ill and was successfully treated by a doctor. To show his appreciation, Mr. Gamble helped the doctor’s clock business get off the ground, which previously was run out of the doctor’s basement. This is when Cincinnati Time Recorder came into being.

While the products and technologies we offer have certainly changed, our philosophy hasn't: Provide our customers with a customized solution at a great value. Value that goes beyond price - our solutions are affordable, powerful, flexible and reliable. Because all of our offerings are cloud based, they share a low cost of ownership and are quick to deploy.

As a privately held company, CTS has had a number of different owners. In the early 1990’s, Amano purchase Cincinnati Time Recorder and formed Amano-Cincinnati Inc. The company had a mixture of direct sales offices and certified distributors throughout the country. Later, all locations became independent offices.

Mark Dykstra, who had a sales management career in payroll and time and attendance, purchased the Michigan office in 1993 and renamed it Cincinnati Time Systems. Since that time, he has guided the company in becoming a dynamic and respected name in the industry and among clients in time-based service offerings.

We invite you to contact Cincinnati Time Systems, and we look forward to working with you.