We have the experience and resources to build your products on-time, on-budget and with superior quality assurance.
We have successfully sourced hundreds of components from dozens of production partners in the USA and abroad.
China sourcing is one of our core competencies. Let us help find the right production partner for you.
We bring manufacturing expertise to your project so that you can focus on your brand and features.
Founded in 2002, Chicagotronics began as a small marketer of sensors for liquid level applications. In 2005 we began growing from a single manufacturing partner in the Netherlands to contracting with more than a dozen manufacturers in the USA, Europe and China. Because we formed the right relationships with the right partners, we developed a line of sensors that hit the sweet spot between quality and price and sold over 100,000 sensor assemblies, making significant inroads into a 75-year old market.
In 2012, we leveraged our experience in optical sensing technologies to enter the optical computer mouse market and from there began expanding into other electronics and computer peripherals.
We have experience producing sensors, relays, relay blocks, transformers, connectors, reed switches, timers, enclosures, corded and cordless optical computer mice, laser pointers, moldable brackets, presentation remotes and other electronics components and instruments in a wide array of end markets from aviation to water reclamation
Our expertise is in highly cost-efficient manufacturing of niche products. We keep our overhead low to keep your cost-per-piece low. Our focus is on customers with a production need of 1,000 to 50,000 pieces per year. We welcome all of your projects - large and small.
Perspectives in manufacturing
Offshoring Gives U.S. Employers the Profitability to Innovate
Some economists and politicians blame American companies who offshore production for a variety of economic ills including lower growth rates, higher unemployment, declining wages and a shrinking middle class. In recent months, some presidential candidates have threatened to bring offshoring to an end by establishing high tariffs and forcing American companies to produce goods at Read more about Offshoring Gives U.S. Employers the Profitability to Innovate[…]
Mobile Devices as Manufacturing Productivity Enhancers
The best CEOs and manufacturing managers are looking for ways to leverage the power of mobile devices to improve communication and collaboration in the manufacturing process and make better products for their customers. At ChicagoTronics we and our partners are using mobile devices for a variety of instructive process improvements. A few standout observations in Read more about Mobile Devices as Manufacturing Productivity Enhancers[…]
Product Configurator Tools Keep Your Customer and You on the Same Page
Do you offer your customers a configuration tool that allows them to specify a set of customizations to your standard products? If not you are not only missing out on a great way to assure that every task that makes its way to your manufacturing floor has all the specs needed to make a finished Read more about Product Configurator Tools Keep Your Customer and You on the Same Page[…]
What is an ISTA Certified Testing Laboratory? Why Does it Matter?
No matter what kind of manufacturing business you operate, quality control is important at every step of the process. From testing the raw materials against specs to using the most up-to-date manufacturing equipment, the most successful companies work hard to make sure every product that leaves the production line is the best it can be. Read more about What is an ISTA Certified Testing Laboratory? Why Does it Matter?[…]