About Guardian Electric Manufacturing Company

Designing future technologies today

For over 75 years, innovation and experience has distinguished Guardian Electric Manufacturing Co. as a proven leader in the ever-changing world of technology. Beginning in Chicago in 1932 with a workforce of just seven people, Guardian began by building and marketing fire and burglar alarms. A relay built for these alarms was so successful that the company began receiving orders for the relays alone and soon decided to concentrate on its relay expansion. The product line quickly grew to include stepping relays, solenoids, switches, and control grip assemblies. Guardian opened a manufacturing plant in 1951, with a second location to follow in 1976. In 1989 the two plants merged into one facility in Woodstock, IL, and now employ over 150 people.

Guardian is dedicated to pioneering innovation for tomorrow's high tech industries. 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.

Markets Served:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive & Heavy Duty Trucking
  • Cash Drawer Systems
  • CNC Machines
  • Medical Applications
  • Photocopying Technology
  • Printing Processes
  • Safes & Locks
  • Vending Machines
  • Video Games & Family Entertainment

Mission Statement:

To use our Lean Manufacturing expertise in responding to the unique requirements of our commercial, automotive, industrial and aerospace customers by designing and producing superior, precision-engineered solutions in a timely, cost-effective and reliable process that is safe for the environment.

Quality Statement:

Our quality policy is to meet our customers’ requirements. By thoroughly understanding our customers’ requirements, we are able to consistently engineer the right product or assembly for the application.

Product characteristics, and all applicable specifications and requirements are clearly defined and communicated during the quotation and procurements phases. Design reviews and daily production meetings ensure conformance to requirements.

Guardian Electric is certified in ISO9001:2008, AS9100C and ISO/TS16949:2009 Quality Systems. Within the framework of our Quality system, every new product moves through our comprehensive Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) to ensure that our products continue our tradition of engineering excellence and manufacturing quality.

Environmental Policy:

Maintaining compliance with all environmental laws and regulations

Implementing pollution prevention projects and programs where practical

Improving our environmental performance through defined environmental objectives

Communicating with our employees regarding our plans and progress in environmental management

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