Scott E. Fisher, Sales & Marketing Director
Electronics has always played a crucial role in the defense sector, enabling communications, intelligence gathering, navigation, and weapon development. Besides, with the global defense and security drones market estimated to reach $121.9 billion during 2019-2025, as per ResearchAndMarkets.com’s report, defense electronics will continue to grow in importance in the future, enabling far-reaching advances in military capability and efficiency. Set against this backdrop is Electro Technik Industries (ETI), that for more than thirty-seven years has been designing and manufacturing leading-edge passive electronic components for defense, aerospace, and high-end industrial markets. “The one phrase that describes us best is high-reliability,” says Scott E. Fisher, Director of Sales and Marketing, Electro Technik Industries. “We have a long history of success in the electronics industry.”
Founded in 1981, ETI has grown in size and reputation and today owns 13 affiliate companies under their corporate umbrella, each with its own identity and expertise. The company is not new to the industry, and neither are their subsidiary companies, some of which have been in business for over 50 years. These subsidiaries complement each other in many areas, such as application, design assistance, capital equipment, and manufacturing capabilities. The subsidiaries are organized into three business groups. The first group of subsidiaries supervising capacitors/ filters and resistors are Arizona Capacitors, Inc., Plastic Capacitors, Inc., Custom Suppression, Inc., Tepro Inc., and Hymeg Corporation. The second group of subsidiaries focusing on RF/microwave components are Nova Microwave, Inc., Res-Net Microwave, Inc., Star Microwave, Inc., and RF Techniques, Inc.
Finally, the third group of subsidiaries handling magnetics/ transformers are Raycom Electronics, Inc., Hytronics Corporation, I-Tech. Inc., and Winatic Corporation.
With such a wide range of companies and capabilities, ETI meets the increasing global demand for passive electronics. Fisher observes that, with the increased demand, complexity in the supply chain rises, escalating the lead times. At the same time, there is a surge in the rebirth of old defense programs where the organizations wish to restart manufacturing electronic components of previous generations. In such situations, ETI leverages one of their biggest strengths—engineering expertise from different subsidiaries they own—to reduce the lead times and either replace/upgrade legacy defense program designs. To monitor the retrofit designs, the company maintains commercial and government entity (CAGE) code—a unique identifier assigned to suppliers, various government or defense agencies. The CAGE code enables the customers to identify the designs made by any of the subsidiary companies.
The one phrase that describes us best is high-reliability. We have a long history of success in the electronics industry
ETI has the ability to take a rough concept through design and turn it to a finished product with expert employees who work as a team. The skilled designers can build something from the ground up or work with the client’s engineering team if they have a concept or an idea in place.
Scott recalls an instance where a major military aerospace company approached them with a quality and delivery issue of existing technology. Both the company’s and the client’s engineers worked collaboratively to design a solution which improved many aspects of that application. ETI’s multiple subsidiaries jointly worked on the technology to improve the performance, lead time, and reliability for the client’s application and end product.
ETI looks forward to acquiring additional firms that are not only synergistic with their existing products, but further help their customer base meet their growing needs. The company has always been financially strong, and they will continue to build upon their strengths and fortify their engineering expertise.