Electrical Contact Manufacturing- A Checon Success Story In the Midst of the Technology Revolution


Have you ever met someone with a newfangled digital camera who thinks his photos are on par with a professional photographer’s? Or what about the guy who is suddenly an architect now that he can create a layout of his house using the free software program he picked up at the big orange home center?

Technology is transforming our everyday life faster than many of us can absorb and adapt. And while it is true that such gains often allow us to perform tasks and activities previously unattainable with outcomes that make us feel like “experts”, it is also often the case that there is no equivalent for the added value that only years of experience can bring to quality and performance.

Having been in the electrical contact manufacturing business for over 55 years, Checon has seen numerous technological and market changes. We have seen both domestic and international competition come and sometimes go. We have seen sourcing trends to low labor markets with the vision of quickly and easily transferring electrical contact manufacturing to fully automated approaches actualize with very limited success. We have seen competition exit either in part or whole from the marketplace because of an unwillingness to invest in the infrastructure required to maintain OSHA compliance and protect their employees when dealing with certain electrical contact materials.

Through it all, Checon has withstood and endured the test of time by consistently growing and adding to our core technologies. Yes, embracing new technologies has positioned us at the forefront of our field. But it is our foundation- drawing on years of producing proven performance, high quality, and price competitive product offerings to the electrical device industry- that distinguishes us from our fledgling competitors.

Checon’s development of several robust and tested electrical contact materials and contact assembly processes is what defines us as a company and has set the standard for decades in electrical contact manufacturing. We could not have done it without technological advances in manufacturing, quality and electrical testing, logistics, material sourcing and communications. What sets us apart from offshoring interests is our proven experience, which when combined with the right technology, builds the best possible electrical contact for our customers’ devices.

Have you ever met a company that is an expert in what they do?

I invite you to call Checon today to learn more!