Capabilities Since 1958, Keats Manufacturing Company has been providing customers with the highest quality of custom small metal stampings, wire forms and assemblies.

Keats Manufacturing Company was founded on October 1, 1958, by Bert and Glenn Keats, on Cicero Avenue on the northwest side of Chicago. Keats Manufacturing started out as a small storefront plant with just three employees and two machines; however, our company has significantly grown throughout the years to meet the demand and our variety of customers.

These changes have included

  • 1989: Moved to our current location, 350 Holbrook Drive in Wheeling, Illinois
  • 1994: Keats Southwest in El Paso, Texas opened to allow Keats to serve the maquiladora assembly market and the southwestern United States
  • 2016: Keats’ opens newest facility in Queretaro, Mexico. This new 15,000 square foot manufacturing plant was established to meet growing customer demand for Mexican content in finished goods.


Quality and Customer Satisfaction

CapabilitiesISO 9001, ISO 14001 and IATF 16949 compliant. It is this strict adherence to the most demanding quality control system that results in customer satisfaction and confidence.

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“My business relationship and dealings with Keats Manufacturing is a great experience. They are very responsive, pay attention to detail and are very conscious on building a long-term relationship. You will find them cost competitive and the quality to be at a high level. If an issue does arise they are quick to get it resolved and in a very timely manner. They will also work with you on expedites and do everything possible to take care of your needs. I encourage you to visit their facility in Wheeling as I know you will be impressed with the operation and the people you meet.” -Buyer, Grote Industries

“Keats Manufacturing and Keats Southwest are trusted vendors to Delphi. Their responsiveness, attention to detail, and technical abilities make them my preferred “go to” metal stamper, and they have been an integral part to many key platform launches. They are a vendor I can count on and trust them to get the job done on time.” – Product Engineering Supervisor, Delphi


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