TLX Technologies was founded in 1996 to bring to market several unique, high-speed digital valves for controlling the inflation of a vehicle air bag.
At that time there had been multiple fatalities of children due to the excessive forces transmitted to occupants during airbag inflation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was searching for ways to eliminate these fatalities caused by airbag inflation.
During the succeeding years, TLX adapted this technology to many other markets including fire protection, automotive, and industrial along with general consumer, recreational vehicle and standby power system applications.
TLX Technologies strength has always been in the continued development of unique and progressive technology that provides exceptional opportunities for growth and expansion within markets utilizing electro-mechanical solenoids while providing our customers with effective solutions that are energy efficient and cost competitive.
1998—TLX Technologies obtains investment backing to further develop and market our patented technology and moved to our first facility in Waukesha, WI.
1999—TLX Technologies adapts technology to enter the fire protection market. First customer in this market remains a customer today.
2001—TLX Technologies awarded three patents for newly developed technology.
2002—TLX Technologies awarded two additional patents.
2003—Production begins on residual latching solenoid for use in GM Sierra Hybrid.
2005—Production begins on battery operated latching solenoid. New technology allows for 50,000+ actuations on 4 AA batteries and high force up to 4 lbs.
2006—TLX Technologies becomes a Tier 1 supplier to Harley Davidson.
2007—Due to an increased demand for our products, TLX Technologies strategically expands business, doubles floor space and production capabilities, adds to our engineering and sales staff and sees a significant increase in sales.
2009—TLX Technologies named in Inc. Magazine's issue of Fastest Growing Private Companies (Ranked No. 31 in Manufacturing).
2010—TLX Technologies begins exploration into global markets including Brazil, Europe and China.
2011—TLX Technologies is named for the second time to Inc. Magazine's issue of the Fastest Growing Private Companies.
2012—Due to our tremendous growth in the last few years, TLX moves to a larger location. Not only does the new location increase TLX's production capacity, but also provides much needed space to expand our engineering, testing and quality labs.