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

History

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:

  • In 1989, Keats moved to our current location, 350 Holbrook Drive in Wheeling, Illinois.
  • In 1994, Keats Southwest in El Paso, Texas opened to allow Keats to serve the maquiladora assembly market and the southwestern United States
  • In 2016, Keats opened its newest facility in Queretaro, Mexico to meet growing customer demand for Mexican content in finished goods.

Facilities & Locations

Keats Manufacturing Company has three full-service, state-of-the-art facilities to better serve our customers and their needs. Headquartered in Wheeling, Illinois, we also have facilities in El Paso, Texas and Querétaro, México. All three locations utilize advanced technology and innovative machinery to successfully serve our customers’ custom small metal stamping, wire form and assembly requirements.

Equipment List

  • KEATS MANUFACTURING

    Keats Manufacturing (Wheeling, IL).

    Four-Slide / Multi-Slide Equipment

    Machine Raw Material Feed Length Max. Wire Max. Diameter Raw Material Thickness Max Raw Material Width Max Quantity Equipement Details
    #00 Nilson 3.000″ 0.040 0.015″ 0.440″ 6 Fourslide
    #00 US Baird 4.200″ 0.030″ 0.010″ 0.380″ 3 Fourslide with Single Press Capability
    #0 Nilson 6.000″ 0.060″ 0.020″ 1.000″ 3 Fourslide
    #1 US Baird 6.500″ 0.080″ 0.020″ 0.750″ 4 Fourslide
    #700 Nilson 3.300″ 0.030″ 0.015″ 0.370″ 3 Fourslide
    #700L Nilson 3.300″ n/a 0.015″ 0.440 3 Fourslide with Single Press Capability
    #751 Nilson 3.000 n/a 0.015 0.750 7 Fourslide with Double Press Capability
    S1F Nilson 8.000″ 0.080″ 0.030″ 1.250″ 6 Fourslide with Single Press Capability
    S2F Nilson 10.000″ 0.120″ 0.040″ 1.500″ 3 Fourslide with Single Press Capability
    S3F Nilson 15.000″ 0.180″ 0.060″ 2.000″ 1 Fourslide with Single Press Capability
    752 Nilson 8.000″ n/a 0.040″ 1.500″ 5 Symmetrical Slide with Double Press Capability
    28MS US Baird 8.000″ 0.120″ 0.040″ 1.500″ 13 Multislide with Double Press Capability
    33MS US Baird 12.000″ 0.150″ 0.090″ 2.500″ 10 Multislide with Double Press Capability
    35MS US Baird 13.000″ 0.150″ 0.090″ 3.000″ 2 Multislide with Double Press Capability
    Z 200 Finzer 7.800″ 0.040″ 0.020″ 1.250″ 1 KMW machine / used for a dedicated job
    # 1500 Wunsch 5.900″ n/a 0.020″ 2.500″ 4 Horizontal Progressive Slide Forming
    # 2000 Wunsch 4.000″ n/a 0.015″ 1.500″ 1 Horizontal Progressive Slide Forming

    Punch Press / Progressive Die Equipment

    Machine Specs Raw Material Thickness Max. Raw Material Width Max (Inches) Stroke (Inches) Die Size Max (Inches) Quantity SPM
    15 T Minster/Perkins 0.062″ 1.500″ 14 x 24 0.440″ 1 150-700
    30 T Bruderer HS 0.062″ 4.000″ 1.570″ 11 x 13 2 0-800
    30 T Minster 0.040″ 3.000″ 2.000″ 10 x 36 1
    32 T Minster/Federal 0.045″ 2.250″ 2.500″ / 3.000″ 16 x 32 2 0-200
    45 T Stamtec/V   O/Bliss 0.045″ / 0.060″ 5.100″ 2.000″ / 3.000″ 20 x 27 4 80-300
    60 T Minster 0.125″ 10.000″ 3.000″ 24 x 36 2 80-240
    100 T Minster 0.156″ 3.000″ 3.000″ 1
    100 T Minster 0.156″ 12.000″ 5.000″ 1
  • KEATS SOUTHWEST

    Keats Southwest (El Paso, TX).

    Four-Slide / Multi-Slide Equipment

    Machine Raw Material Feed Length Max. Wire Max. Diameter Raw Material Thickness Max Raw Material Width Max Quantity Equipement Details
    #0 Nilson 6.000″ 0.060″ 0.020″ 1.000″ 1 Fourslide
    #1 US Baird 6.500″ 0.080″ 0.020″ 0.750″ 2 Fourslide
    S1F Nilson 8.000″ 0.080″ 0.030″ 1.250″ 4 Fourslide with Single Press Capability
    S2F Nilson 10.000″ 0.120″ 0.040″ 1.500″ 3 Fourslide with Single Press Capability
    752 Nilson 8.000″ n/a 0.040″ 1.500″ 2 Symmetrical Slide with Double Press Capability
    28MS US Baird 8.000″ 0.120″ 0.040″ 1.500″ 17 Multislide with Double Press Capability
    33MS US Baird 12.000″ 0.150″ 0.090″ 2.500″ 6 Multislide with Double Press Capability
    35MS US Baird 13.000″ 0.150″ 0.090″ 3.000″ 1 Multislide with Double Press Capability
    Z 200 Finzer 7.800″ 0.040″ 0.020″ 1.250″ 1 KMW machine / used for a dedicated job

    Punch Press / Progressive Die Equipment

    Machine Specs Raw Material Thickness Max. Raw Material Width Max (Inches) Stroke (Inches) Die Size Max (Inches) Quantity SPM
    15 T Minster/Perkins 0.062″ 1.500″ 14 x 24 0.440″ 1 150-700
    30 T Bruderer HS 0.062″ 4.000″ 1.570″ 11 x 13 2 0-800
    32 T Minster/Federal 0.045″ 2.250″ 2.500″ / 3.000″ 16 x 32 1 0-200
    35 T Komatsu / Bliss 1.570″ 15 x 27 2 120 – 240
    35 T Perkins 0.045″ 3.000″ 10.000″ 16 x 34 1 80-150
    37 T V   O 0.045″ 3.000″ 10.000″ 18 x 24 1 80-150
    45 T Stamtec/V   O/Bliss 0.045″ / 0.060″ 5.100″ 2.000″ / 3.000″ 20 x 27 1 80-300
    60T Bliss 0.105″ 6.000″ 2.000″ 24 x 32 1 100-180
    60 T Minster 0.125″ 10.000″ 3.000″ 24 x 36 3 80-240
    75 T Minster 1
    90 T Aida 0.125″ 15.000″ 4.500″ 25 x 39 1 85-150
    100 T Bliss 0.125″ 8.000″ 4.000″ 30 x 48 1 80-150
    150 T Niagara 6.000″ 36 x 60 1
  • KEATS DE MEXICO

    Keats de México (Querétaro, México)

    Four-Slide / Multi-Slide Equipment

    Machine Raw Material Feed Length Max. Wire Max. Diameter Raw Material Thickness Max Raw Material Width Max Quantity Equipement Details
    #0 Nilson 6.000″ 0.060″ 0.020″ 1.000″ 1 Fourslide
    #1 US Baird 6.500″ 0.080″ 0.020″ 0.750″ 2 Fourslide
    S1F Nilson 8.000″ 0.080″ 0.030″ 1.250″ 3 Fourslide with Single Press Capability
    S2 Nilson 0.120″ 0.040″ 1.500″ 1

    Punch Press / Progressive Die Equipment

    Machine Specs Raw Material Thickness Max. Raw Material Width Max (Inches) Stroke (Inches) Die Size Max (Inches) Quantity SPM
    45 T Stamtec 0.080″ 6.000″ 1.540″ 17 x 28 1
    50 T L   J 2.500″ 1
    60 T Komatsu 0.080″ 8.000″ 4.700″ 21 x 35 1 60-180
    60 T Komatsu 0.080″ 8.000″ 3.500″ 21 x 36 1 75-100
    80 T Komatsu 0.100″ 8.000″ 3.900″ 23 x 39 1
    110 T Aida 0.125″ 6.000″ 7.000″ 24 x 42 1 30-65
    110 T Latinatek 0.125″ 7.000″ 7.000″ 25 x 70 1
    150 T Komatsu 0.125″ 8.000″ 7.870″ 31 x 49 1

Testimonials

“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

 

Quality and Customer Satisfaction

Keats Manufacturing is ISO 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.

No matter the complexity or order size of your project, no matter the location, we are fully capable of delivering to final products of the highest possible quality at affordable prices on time, every time.

Contact us today to learn more about our facilities and how we can fulfill your custom metal stamping, wire form and assembly needs. We look forward to working with you.

Keats Manufacturing

350 Holbrook Drive
P.O. Box 526
Wheeling, IL 60090

Keats Southwest

11425 Rojas Drive
El Paso, Texas, 79936

Keats De Mexico

Business Park Advance Conín
Lateral Norte de la Autopista 57
Mexico – Querétaro Km. 201+100
Interior 74 / 75
El Marqués, QRO 76240

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