Established in 1946, Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:MEI) is a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Methode Electronics, Inc. employs 2,900 professional, technical and manufacturing personnel, located in five states (IL, MI, OK, TX, and CA) and nine countries, with revenues totaling $426 million in fiscal 2009.
Methode designs, manufactures and markets devices employing electronic, wireless, radio remote control, sensing and optical technologies to control and convey signals through sensors, interconnections and controls. Their products are in the primary end markets of alternative energy, automotive, networking equipment, voice and data communication systems, consumer electronics, industrial equipment, aerospace and defense industries.
Design, Engineering, Test and Manufacturing
Methode's innovation and creativity are the driving force behind their product development, design, manufacturing and testing. Methode's ability to quickly understand and respond to problems offers their customers a competitive edge in fast-moving markets. Methode’s technology toolbox, capabilities and vertically integrated global manufacturing sets them apart from the competition. As customer requirements continue to evolve, Methode’s internal development and external collaboration reinforce their commitment to do what is necessary to help their customers meet the constantly changing demands of their markets and applications.
In the United States, Methode has ISO 9001/9002, AS9100, NADCAP and ANSI certified manufacturing, design and testing facilities in Illinois, Michigan, Texas, Oklahoma and California.
As a global power distribution and thermal management solutions provider, Methode designs and manufactures innovative products that meet the requirements of a variety of high-demand applications. Their teams collaborate with customers to develop robust systems that meet their electrical and thermal performance, weight and cost needs. With vertically integrated manufacturing facilities on three continents, Methode maintains a record of single-digit PPM quality and on-time delivery.
Methode partners with their customers to deliver innovative user interfaces that incorporate their broad range of field-proven breakthrough technologies, supply chain expertise and manufacturing capabilities. From simple touch-activated controls, to complex multi-function consoles, Methode creates rugged yet versatile user-interface product designs that result in unprecedented reliability, robustness and ease of use across a spectrum of industrial and military applications.
Sensors and Switches
Methode is a pioneer in engineering sensing solutions that encompass electromechanical, magnetic, field-effect, optical and biometric technologies for the most challenging requirements. Their broad solutions portfolio addresses diverse applications including life science and medical equipment, sensors and controls for harsh environments, and monitoring of mission and safety critical conditions.
Methode's Data Solution Group supports the telecommunications, data communications and data center industries. Whether automating a data center, moving data in a harsh environment, outfitting a data center's connectivity, or putting the latest high-speed copper transceivers into mission critical switch gear, they provide advanced, versatile solutions. Methode's field deployable harsh environment products are designed for the rapid deployment of data and voice communications networks; these products are currently deployed in Afghanistan providing a communication backbone to several field hospitals.
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