Quality at Reed Switch Developments Corp.

As your trusted source for standard and custom magnetic reed switch sensors, switches, actuators, and kits, as well as bare reeds and magnets, Reed Switch Developments Corp. holds itself to the very highest quality standards.

As part of that commitment, the goals of zero-defect manufacturing and continuous quality improvement remain at the very forefront of Quality at Reed Switch Developments Corp.

Beyond our products, the Reed Switch Developments Corp. unwavering commitment to quality extends into every last facet of our business operations, from R&D and engineering to sales and marketing, to customer service, to shipping and logistics, and even into our own internal communications and external dealings with vendors, suppliers, and industry partners.

We also encourage and reward our employees for their innovation, professional integrity, proactivity, creative problem solving, and for making suggested ongoing improvements to our quality management systems, processes, and manufacturing operations.

Our 55+ Year Commitment to Quality
Since our 1967 founding, Reed Switch Developments Corp. has always been a 100% U.S.-based manufacturer. We are also proud to have remained a privately held, 100% woman-owned, and woman-led, multi-generational family-owned small business over the years.

Since the very earliest days of our manufacturing operations, spent designing and manufacturing magnetic reed switches from our family home, to our present days of building and shipping products all over the world from our award-winning Racine, Wisconsin-based global corporate headquarters and R&D center, the Reed Switch Developments Corp. 55-year commitment to quality remains the foundation on which our entire company brand is built.

What Sets Our Quality Operations Apart

Decades of Quality Management Expertise
With over 55 years of field-proven applications engineering expertise, the team at Reed Switch Developments Corp. brings a wealth of knowledge to our R&D and product designs to every single new and existing customer interaction. That know-how has been painstakingly developed over time and has been successfully field-tested and proven across thousands of applications.

Our 100% U.S. based and in-house R&D and engineering teams infuse their own value-added experience into each of our standard and custom magnetic reed switch sensor, actuator and kit designs. Within custom applications, our small business approach provides a distinct customer advantage, as it means that we are sufficiently agile to provide expert, hands-on, and personalized applications engineering support to each customer upon request. 

This also means that we can typically design and develop smaller quantity custom products and help customers to integrate them into their own subassemblies or finished product designs, in shorter lead times than can typically be found among many of the industry standard solutions.

Embracing Efficiencies to Reduce Lead Times and Costs
We embrace lean manufacturing techniques to reduce customer lead times and costs.

A Culture of Continuous Quality Improvement
Reed Switch Developments Corp. holds weekly in-house quality review meetings. In them, we focus on how we can implement new continuous quality enhancements to better support the customer. In addition, all team members are encouraged and empowered to immediately notify leadership of any perceived issues, ask questions, and present their ideas.  

Strategic Sourcing to Ensure Raw Materials Availability
Our global procurement team is constantly evaluating new suppliers and seeking to implement strategic sourcing programs. This helps us to ensure the availability of only the highest quality raw materials and components, as well as to consistently meet or exceed our lead time to promise metrics.

A Customer-Centric Approach
As a multi-generational family-owned small business, the team at Reed Switch Developments values and appreciates the business of each and every customer, regardless of whether their requirements call for a one-time order of a single magnetic reed switch, or an ongoing OEM volume custom job. We seek to build trusted, long-term, collaborative professional relationships with all of our customers, and to remain a reliable partner for their needs. We therefore also aim to provide prompt, professional responses to all new and existing customer inquiries, and to be there for as-needed technical support.

Flexible Ordering Options
We offer flexible stocking options and blanket order programs that cater to a customer’s own specific needs.

Global Distribution Reach
Through our partnerships with some of the industry’s most prominent global distributors, including McMaster-Carr, Digi Key Marketplace, and Amazon, we ensure that customers can order our products online, both with ease and on-demand, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, from anywhere in the world, and including smaller quantities and prototype samples.

Quality, Consistency and Timeliness
Every magnetic reed sensor assembly that we build is tested for proper operation prior to being packaged for shipment.  So, you can count on the team at Reed Switch Developments Corp. to supply consistently high-quality standard and custom magnetic reed switch sensors, switches, actuators, and kits, at competitive pricing and with on-time delivery.

Collaboration and Communication
We pride ourselves on building a productive technical collaborative dialogue with all customers, one that is characterized by our own clear and honest communication regarding the true capabilities and limitations of our technical product specifications. We are also sure, whenever possible, to educate our customers about any special considerations for our products with their intended application environment, including the suitability of a product to meet the short- and long-term reliability goals of their finished product life cycle. We aim to give our customers the technical insights that they require in order to choose the best product solution for their unique requirements, while also helping them to build added confidence in the overall quality and reliability of that chosen solution and the Reed Switch Developments Corp. brand.

A Commitment to Quality That Starts from Within  
The team at Reed Switch Developments Corp. believes that we should always “walk the talk” in our commitment to quality.  This means that we strive for all of our communications, transactions and interactions, both internal and external, to remain true to the written words of our quality policies.  We insist on building and fostering an internal culture that’s characterized by mutual respect, teamwork, ethics, integrity, proactivity, and innovation. Our employees are encouraged to always do the right thing, without being told, and to put the customer’s needs and concerns at the very forefront of all business decision making.  Our internal culture also encourages and rewards creative problem-solving. As we continuously seek to improve our quality management systems and operations, customer insights and feedback also remain absolutely integral to the process.

Ongoing Employee Training on Quality Management Systems and Best Practices
The Reed Switch Developments Corp. in-house team is continuously trained on best-practice quality management procedures and practices. We place great emphasis as a company on workforce development to ensure that each member of our team is empowered to perform their job duties to the highest possible standards of professional excellence, while still maintaining focus on workmanship, the application of lean manufacturing principles, and overall continuous quality improvement.

Celebrating Our In-House Quality Metrics
As a company, Reed Switch Developments Corp. recognizes the importance of celebrating both individual and team successes, and especially as they relate to the in-house achievements of quality metrics, on-time shipments, and individual employee and departmental team goals.

Active Community Involvement
Our team actively volunteers, fundraises, and otherwise contributes to the local communities where we live and work, including through organizations like Habitat for Humanity. We do so as a way to help to improve the quality of life of others within the Racine, Wisconsin metropolitan area, while also encouraging further teamwork, collaboration and camaraderie among our staff.

Download Our Latest Quality Certifications
For the most up-to-date copies of our Quality Management and other Certifications, please use the links provided below. For any questions or concerns regarding Quality at Reed Switch Developments Corp., please contact us.

Reed Switch Developments Corp. State of Wisconsin WBE Certification (Rev. Valid thru 2024)
Reed Switch Developments Corp. Conflict Minerals Statement (Rev. 01/04/21)
Reed Switch Developments Corp. REACH Compliance Statement for Bare Magnets (Rev. 07/12/23)
Reed Switch Developments Corp. REACH Compliance Statement for Epoxy Encapsulation (Rev. 08/15/23)
Reed Switch Developments Corp. REACH Compliance Statement for Silicone Encapsulation (Rev. 03/24/21)
Reed Switch Developments Corp. TSCA Compliance Statement (Rev. 11/11/21)

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