Switchcraft® and Conxall® have been supplying reliable connectors to just about every industry for more then 60 years. The variety of product we can offer can fit nearly all of your power and signal connection needs.
Switchcraft is a leading supplier of a broad line of components for the audio, video, telecommunication, computer, medical, military, appliance, transportation and instrumentation industries. With a basic line of over 5,000 standard products and thousands of variations, Switchcraft markets products both domestically and internationally through a network of manufacturers' representatives and independent distributors.
We specialize in quick-turn, low-volume, custom-engineered harsh environment products using our round, sealed connectors. With a on-site toolroom and 3D design capability, we can provide the fastest, most efficient response to your project's custom needs.
Switchcraft has a proud history of manufacturing products in the United States. We have a 185,000 sq ft Chicago facility which supports our electrical and electromechanical component operations. Nearby, our 35,000 sq ft Conxall facility specializes in custom cable assembly manufacturing. Read more about our capabilities here.
Switchcraft, Inc. was established in 1946 to manufacture jacks, plugs, and switches, mainly for the communications industry. The original plant was located on West Diversey Street in Chicago. The company moved to a larger facility at 1328 North Halsted Street in 1948 and in 1958, the operation moved to a 185,000 square foot facility located at 5555 North Elston Avenue, which is still the headquarters and the largest of three manufacturing locations for the corporation today.
In 1977, Switchcraft was bought by the Raytheon Corporation and it operated as an independent subsidiary in its Commercial division for twenty years. During this time, Switchcraft expanded its production capability to include vertical integration, for cost effective manufacturing in the United States. They also expanded into harsh environment connector products, which expanded the market growth of the company.
In 1997 Raytheon made a strategic decision to focus solely on the defense industry. As a result, they divested their interests in all of their commercial holdings. At that time Switchcraft was sold to company management and a private equity company.
In 1999, Switchcraft acquired Conxall, a manufacturer of circular connectors and cable assemblies, in order to expand their offering of harsh environment connectivity products. They are located in a 32,000 square foot facility in Villa Park, IL. This strategic acquisition helped to position Switchcraft for expanded growth in the Industrial Marketplace.
In 2011, Switchcraft was acquired by HEICO Corporation and became part of their Electronic Technologies Group. Switchcraft is a major supplier of harsh environment connectivity products to the Industrial market and the premier connectivity provider to the Pro-Audio & Broadcast Industries.