Since the beginning, our strength has been in the continued development of unique, progressive technologies that provide exceptional opportunities for growth and expansion within markets utilizing electro-mechanical solenoids, actuators, and valves.
Founded in 1996, TLX Technologies' first program was the development of high-speed digital valves that would safely control vehicle airbag inflation. There had been multiple child fatalities due to the excessive forces transmitted to vehicle occupants as a result of airbag inflation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was searching for ways to eliminate these fatalities. TLX's founders believed the solution to this problem was properly controlling the force with which airbags inflated.
During the development of these valves, the NHTSA changed its requirements. As a result, the air bag inflation valves that TLX had been developing never made it to market. However, 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 is Established
TLX Technologies obtains investment backing to further develop and market our patented technology, incorporates, and moves to our first facility in Waukesha, WI.
TLX Enters Fire Protection
TLX Technologies enters the fire protection market. Our first customer in this market remains a customer today.
Proprietary Valve Program Added
A proprietary hot and cold melt adhesive dispensing valve program is launched that is currently still in production.
Three New Patents Awarded
TLX Technologies is awarded three patents for newly developed technology.
Additional Patents Awarded
TLX Technologies is awarded two additional patents.
TLX Expands in Automotive Market
Production begins on a residual latching solenoid for use on the GM Sierra Hybrid.
Production Begins on Battery-Operated Solenoid
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.
Harley Davidson Taps TLX
TLX Technologies becomes a Tier 1 supplier to Harley Davidson.
Production Capacity Doubles
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.
Named to Inc's Magazine's "Fastest Growing Private Companies" List
We are named in Inc. Magazine's issue of the Fastest Growing Private Companies (Ranked No. 31 in Manufacturing).
TLX Expands Into Global Markets
TLX Technologies begins exploration into global markets including Brazil, Europe, and China.
Recognized by Inc. Magazine a Second Time
We are named in Inc. Magazine's issue of the Fastest Growing Private Companies for the second time.
Increased Capacity in a New, Larger Location
Due to our continued growth, TLX Technologies moves to a larger location to increase production capacity and provide much needed space to expand our engineering, testing, and quality labs.
TLX Celebrates Manufacturing Day
We open our doors to customers, suppliers, friends, and the community for an open house and Manufacturing Day celebration on October 1, 2013. Visitors tour the facility and learn more about what TLX Technologies engineers and manufactures.
Nominated for Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year
TLX Technologies is nominated for Manufacturer of the Year award in the small business category for the State of Wisconsin. We are also nominated for a similar award locally in the city of Pewaukee. We received the Pewaukee Manufacturer of the Year award for 2013.
TLX China is Established
TLX Technologies' wholly owned subsidiary opens in Changshu Economic and Technology Zone in Changshu, China. The new facility will manufacture and service automotive and industrial markets in China and the surrounding region.
Automated Production Cell is Added
An automated cell is installed on our production floor and is approved for full scale production of a solenoid valve component for a Tier 1 automotive supplier.
TLX Leads the Way in Fire Protection
We introduce several new products for the fire suppression market to meet current industry regulations regarding supervision and installation of actuators on fire suppression systems.
Production Begins on Flow Control Module
Production begins on our customized NSF-certified flow control module. The new design achieves zero leak while providing precise linear fluid control.
TLX Introduces Smart Actuation Options
TLX Technologies develops a new passive data collection solution that can be incorporated into the design of any of our components to provide customers with valuable information about system operation.
TLX Introduces Hazardous Locations Actuator
Our first actuator for hazardous locations is introduced to the market. This new component was designed for the specific needs of the global fire suppression industry.