Electromech technologies History
Electromech Technologies specializes in the design, manufacture and aftermarket support of AC motors, DC brushed and DC brushless motors, actuators, and position feedback devices for the aerospace, military and industrial markets. The company, founded in 1968, provided electromechanical solutions to the up and coming local aircraft companies, all from a Wichita, Kansas garage.
It did not take long for Electromech Technologies to grow out of their humble beginnings. It was 1970 when the company moved to a larger facility and began development of its DC motor, rotary and linear actuator lines. As the company's reputation for quality work, rapid response time and problem solving abilities became known, the business world responded leading to the companies continued growth. In 1973, Electromech moved to its current location in southwest Wichita on South Custer. Over the next ten years and through several building additions, the business prospered.
In the late 1980's, in response to customer inquires, a decision was made to support the aftermarket side of the manufacturing business including overhauls, repairs and spares support on most of Electromech Technologies manufactured products. In 1986, Electromech was acquired by Vickers. At the same time, Vickers also bought Welco. This was the beginning of a continued association between Electromech Technologies and Welco.
Both of these companies were sold to Western Sky Industries in 1996 and in 1999, and become part of McKechnie Aerospace.
In 2010, McKechnie Aerospace was acquired by TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE: TDG), a leading global designer, producer and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, systems and subsystems for use on nearly all commercial and military aircraft.
In July 2015, Electromech Technologies completed the transition of the Motion Control Product Line from Transicoil Aerospace Solutions in Collegeville, Pennsylvania to Electromech Technologies' Wichita manufacturing facility. The new product line marked the addition of linear and rotary variable differential transformers (LVDTs and RVDTs), resolvers and expanded brushless DC motor capabilities.
Electromech Technologies today employs 374 people. The location in Wichita, Kansas, the "Air Capital of the World", gives the company several advantages. These advantages include a highly skilled workforce and a strong local supplier base that provides extensive aircraft-qualified outside processing capabilities.
Electromech Technologies has made a commitment to excellence through technology and to customer satisfaction. They have maintained an atmosphere of continuous improvement in order to stay successful in the aerospace supply base and point to many achievements that show their commitment to customer satisfaction.
This philosophy has led to Electromech Technologies components being found on virtually every aircraft flying today and in many military applications including the Beechcraft King Air, Boeing C17, Cessna Citations, Bombardier Learjets, Sikorsky Blackhawk, Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS), the Patriot Launch Platform, the Paladin Mobile Howitzer, and Navy F14 Phoenix Missile.