About Us

Our experts focus on designing, building and delivering powerful connections for leading-edge companies.

A manufacturer of wire harness systems and cable assemblies, ALTEX has built its reputation as a strategic outsourced manufacturing partner by setting the standard for quality and process innovation. For over thirty years, the company has facilitated powerful connections for leading edge companies in the industrial manufacturing, hybrid vehicle, clean energy and other emerging technology markets.

 

ALTEX specializes in providing comprehensive solutions, from design and custom manufacturing, to strategic supplier relationships to just-in-time fulfillment. Operating at Tier 1 level, the privately-owned company combines engineering expertise, strategic supplier relationships and unparalleled attention to quality to fulfill orders of most any size and complexity at a competitive price.

FAQs

What does ALTEX do?
Quite simply, ALTEX is a custom manufacturer of cable and wire harness, box build and electromechanical assemblies. Our customers are Fortune 500 to privately held OEMs in various industries.
Tell me about the history of ALTEX.
We’re a privately held business founded in 1981. Over the years we’ve grown through organic growth and acquisition. We’ve been located in Westfield, Indiana, a northern suburb of Indianapolis, since 1993 and began operating a second manufacturing facility in Mexico in 1998.
What sets ALTEX apart from its competitors?
Everything we do is customized to each client’s needs – from solution design to component sourcing, and from the manufacturing process itself to the logistics of getting the products where they need to be – all while saving our customers valuable time and internal resources. Based on Midwestern values, we’re dedicated to maintaining professionalism, respect and integrity in all aspects of our operations.
Where is ALTEX located?

Our headquarters is in the U.S. The 20,000sf facility is located at 17201 Westfield Park Road, Westfield, IN 46074.

Our Mexico location is 42,000sf; Avenida de los Nogales, No. 0144-B, Parque Industrial San Carlos Unidad Oriente, Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.

Years in Business

GLOBAL EMPLOYEES

Customer Testimonials

“ALTEX continuously demonstrates a commitment in meeting customer requirements by exceeding our facility’s target of 97% on time shipments. In recognition of this significant achievement, we sincerely congratulate and thank you for your outstanding performance.”

Fortune 500 manufacturer of construction and mining equipment

“ZF Electronics has had a relationship with ALTEX for more than a decade.  Our business is very dynamic and yet ALTEX has been flexible and adapted to our changing environment.  They’re more than a vendor or member of our supply chain, they’re a strategic partner.  Stellar design and customer service support, as well as on time delivery, PPM and competitive pricing are the reasons we choose to do business with ALTEX.”

Director of Materials, ZF Electronics
“ALTEX  is a key manufacturing partner for RJG Inc. They did a terrific job in the design and manufacturing of one our key products.  They have more than met our expectations in the delivery of the product as well.”

S. Corey, Purchasing, RJG Inc.
“I always feel like ALTEX is one step ahead of me, which is fantastic as a manufacturer’s rep. Part of my customers’ success is due to the fact that ALTEX has no bias — they’ll use whatever manufacturer components make strategic sense for the customer, and by doing this they can usually reduce cost and lead time.”

Manufacturer’s Representative, Alabama

Leadership Team

Ben Weidberg

Ben Weidberg

CEO

Ben Weidberg took ALTEX from small distributor of electronic components to the respected strategic manufacturing partner it is today. Ben is responsible for everything from defining and implementing ALTEX’s vision, mission and overall direction to playing a key role in assembling a team of talented, focused and experienced professionals.

Ben brings value to customers and employees by owning and championing ALTEX’s company culture, which views a solid work ethic, honesty and respect as top corporate priorities. Ben’s strong values and leadership skills continuously shape ALTEX as a company dedicated to exceptional quality and customer service.

Rick Bromm

Rick Bromm

President

Rick is an accomplished and trusted sales and technical professional with over 30 years of experience with ALTEX. His ability to establish sound customer relationships while providing a focus on customer service and product satisfaction took him from field-sales representative to ALTEX corporate partner.

Rick is chairman of the Wire Harness Manufacturer’s Association (WHMA) board of directors. He is also a distributor representative on the Richco Plastics advisory council. Rick enjoys serving as a contributor and leader in the manufacturing industry by maximizing the opportunity to create change and improve standards.

Chris Gates

Chris Gates

Director of Manufacturing and Engineering

Chris wears many hats in his role at ALTEX and his multitude of responsibilities ensures ALTEX consistently produces the highest quality products. A graduate of Rose-Hulman with a degree in mechanical engineering, Chris has been an integral part of ALTEX’s growth for more than 15 years.

Chris oversees the manufacturing operations and engineering departments of both the Westfield and the Nogales, Mexico facilities, and is involved in many parts of the process, from engineering to quality assurance to sales. He uses his dedication to continuous improvement, quality systems, and lean manufacturing processes to create a roadmap for ALTEX that allows the company to remain a highly efficient custom manufacturing facility.

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