Media Relations

TLX Technologies is happy to help credentialed media members produce news stories, programs, and features that contain timely and up-to-date information about our company. Please browse the information on this page to find answers to general questions about our company and then direct any specific inquiries to our Public Relations team.

TLX Employee

Our History

1996—TLX Technologies is founded to develop a high-speed digital valve that would safely control vehicle airbag inflation. TLX later adapts this new technology to suit many other markets including fire protection, automotive, and industrial.

1998—TLX Technologies incorporates, moves to our first facility in Waukesha, WI, and secures investment backing to continue developing and marketing our patented technology.

2001—TLX Technologies receives our first three patents.

2006—TLX Technologies becomes a Tier 1 supplier to Harley Davidson.

2015—TLX Technologies opens a wholly owned subsidiary in the Changshu Economic and Technology Zone in Changshu, China, to provide manufacturing services on both sides of the world.

Company Facts

TLX Technologies' strength has always been developing unique and progressive technologies that provide opportunities for growth by utilizing electro-mechanical solenoids, actuators, and valves. Our specialty is developing innovative electromagnetic products to solve system challenges that can’t be solved by standard, off-the-shelf products.

We use proportional, high-speed, high temperature, and latching technologies to custom design solenoids, actuators, and valves. We also work with customers to integrate smart functionality into their products to provide data collection, diagnostics, and IoT communication at the component level.

We serve the automotive, off-highway, fire protection, and industrial markets, and we are always willing to explore new markets.

Two of our four co-founders still help lead the company today. Neil Karolek now serves as company president and Derek Dahlgren as vice president.

Our company headquarters and design center are located in the United States, and we offer localized production in both the US and China.

We have over 150 years of combined solenoid design experience and own multiple patents.

Recent News

Our most recent new products include the:

To stay abreast of our latest innovations and company news, please visit our News page.

Community Involvement

As a member of our local community in Wisconsin, we believe in supporting organizations who are working to improve the lives of people in this area.

Our company culture fosters employee-driven giving, and we participate in the charitable activities chosen by our employees themselves. TLX Technologies also implemented a charity grant for employee-selected charities. The grant is based on the number of community service hours employees serve at their chosen charity.

Our team has had the privilege of supporting incredible organizations, such as the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Hunger Task Force of Wisconsin, the Wounded Warrior Project, Feeding America, and many more. To see a complete list, please visit our community involvement page.


Please direct any further inquiries to our Public Relations Office.

Contact Information for Public Relations:
(262) 970-8660
pr@tlxtech.com