TLX Technologies maintains its original commitment to develop unique, innovative electromagnetic and electromechanical components that utilize the best technology to provide our customers with solutions that are tailored specifically to their needs.
Founded in 1996, TLX Technologies' first program was the development of a high-speed digital valve for inflating vehicle airbags. Because there had been multiple child fatalities due to excessively forceful vehicle airbag inflation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began looking for ways to eliminate these fatalities. TLX's founders believed that the solution lay in developing a valve that would properly control the force of inflation.
During the development of this valve, the NHTSA changed its requirements. As a result, the airbag inflation valve 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 Incorporates
TLX Technologies incorporates and moves into our first facility in Waukesha, WI.
Fire Protection Market
TLX Technologies enters the fire protection market and still retains our very first fire protection customer.
Proprietary Valve Program
A proprietary hot melt adhesive dispensing valve program is launched that is still in production.
First Patents Awarded
TLX Technologies is awarded multiple patents for newly developed technology.
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 a latching solenoid that is capable of over 50,000 actuations on 4 AA batteries and has an actuation force up to 4 lbs.
Harley Davidson Taps TLX
TLX Technologies becomes a Tier 1 supplier to Harley Davidson.
TLX Technologies Expands
TLX strategically expands business, increases floor space, and expands production capacity.
Inc. Magazine's Fastest Growing Private Companies List
TLX is ranked No. 31 in manufacturing in Inc. Magazine's issue of Fastest Growing Private Companies.
Recognized by Inc. Magazine a Second Time
TLX is named in Inc. Magazine's issue of the Fastest Growing Private Companies for the second time.
TLX Moves to a New Location
TLX Technologies moves to a larger location to expand production capacity and testing, engineering, and quality labs.
TLX Celebrates Manufacturing Day
TLX Technologies hosts an open house for Manufacturing Day 2013. Visitors tour the facility and learn more about the products TLX Technologies engineers and manufactures.
TLX China is Established
TLX Technologies' wholly owned subsidiary opens in the Changshu Economic and Technology Zone in Changshu, China.
Automated Production Cell Added
An automated cell is installed on our production floor to produce a component for a Tier 1 automotive supplier.
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 Integrated Sensing
TLX Technologies develops a new data collection solution that can be incorporated into the design of any of our components.
TLX Introduces the Explosion Proof Actuator
Our first actuator for hazardous locations is introduced to meet the needs of the global fire suppression industry.
TLX Technologies Becomes ISO/IEC 80079-34:2020 Certified
TLX's US location earns ISO/IEC site certification to manufacture products for explosive environments.
TLX Partners with Dana
TLX Technologies and Dana partner to integrate e-Valves into Dana's cutting-edge thermal management solutions for e-Drive units.