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The Kelco Industries Companies

Kelco Industries combines the manufacturing expertise and knowledge of four divisions focused on aerospace grips, solenoids and custom electromagnetic, flexible metal & injection molded precision plastic parts. We are the premier resource and supplier of engineered components for the aerospace, HVAC, and transportation industries. Our goal is to provide industrial product lines total customer satisfaction with our tradition of engineering excellence and manufacturing quality. Our proven five-step process, from concept through production, designs and manufactures parts that keep your safety-critical products and systems running efficiently in the most corrosive and challenging environments. Contact Kelco Industries and tell us about your organization’s most challenging engineering needs—we’re here to help!

Electromagnetic & Electromechanical Components For Critical Controls

Guardian Electric has over 80 years’ experience as a market leader serving the commercial and defense aviation industries. Guardian provides electromagnetic and electromechanical subassemblies and assemblies and produces high-performance aerospace control grips designed to withstand the rigors of flight, in addition to a variety of standard and custom solenoids, plus a broad range of aerospace switches.

Our extensive in-house engineering design and assembly capabilities include:

  • 3D printing
  • Design engineering
  • 3D modeling
  • Pre-production sampling
  • Cellular manufacturing
  • Product testing/certification (ISO-9001 and AS-9100)

Guardian Electric offers unique solutions from concept through production. From single components to assemblies and sophisticated integrated systems, Guardian offers you the engineering and manufacturing resources you need, from one dedicated partner and single source. All of our products are domestically produced in North America in our facility in Woodstock, Illinois. Work with one of our aerospace and defense distribution partners to find the precision solenoids and ready-to-use electrical components you need for mission-critical applications.

Precision Molded Plastics for High-Heat & Water-Based Environments

Advanced Molding Technologies (AMT) boasts over 50 years of precision molding expertise and industrial injection molding manufacturing. We pride ourselves on our ability to solve customer’s design-to-production challenges utilizing state-of-the-art technology to deliver products to their unique specifications.

Our custom engineered, plastic injection molded parts, insert molded parts, electrical connectors and value-added subcomponents have been used by a variety of industries that focus on safety-critical applications in corrosive, high-heat, and water-based environments, including aerospace and automotive to the maritime, food and beverage, and communications industries and more.

There’s an old saying that goes: “You can have something fast, good, or inexpensive, but not all three at once.” Well, Kelco Industries and AMT broke the mold: we utilize an automated system of production that is streamlined to meet stringent schedules while minimizing waste. Timeliness, efficiency, and quality. You get all three with Kelco. Contact Kelco about contract manufacturing services and custom engineered precision molding components for your industry.

Cost-Effective Custom Piping and Exhaust Systems

Flex-Weld Incorporated proudly claims over 100 years as a leader in the design and fabrication of flexible metal components that serve a wide breadth of industries. Our top-quality and cost-efficient flexible metal bellows, metal expansion joints, expansion compensators, expansion loops, metal hose assemblies and other engineered products are found in thousands of applications across the HVAC, transportation/automotive, and construction industries.

As the premiere manufacturer of precision formed metal bellows and bellow assemblies, our production methods of single or multi-ply fabrication capabilities allow for a wide range of technical requirements. Our proprietary technique results in bellows with a much higher cycle life and lower spring rates than our competition. In short, Kelco and Flex-Weld save you money.

We are known to shape solutions where our competition fails. Bring us your biggest challenge and stringent technical requirements and we will provide an innovative and cost-effective strategy for your unique needs. Contact Kelco Industries for a quote on custom piping systems and exhaust solutions.

Engineered Thermoplastic Components for Impact and Chemical Resistance

Western Consolidated Technologies has over 40 years as a market leader in the production of high-performance seals beginning with production of lathe cut rubber products in 1975. In 1983, production began utilizing PTFE and thermoplastic manufacturing to provide increased value to our customers.

We have developed proven designs and manufacturing technologies used in extreme operating conditions that require ultra-low friction, aggressive media compatibility, extreme temperatures, and high speeds. Our products can operate in sectors where high purity is required such as dairy, biotech, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemical processing.

Our capability to deliver custom products utilizing engineered plastics for demanding industrial applications is unmatched. Contact Kelco Industries to discuss custom engineered products for your projects.