Whelen Engineering is a manufacturing company that produces a wide range of safety and lighting products for both the automotive and aviation industries, as well as various government and private professionals, such as EMS, DOT, and fire and police organizations. Whelen Engineering produces all of its products in two manufacturing facilities, which are located in Chester, Connecticut, and Charlestown, New Hampshire, with a total work space measuring over 800,000 square feet.
Established in 1952, Whelen Engineering is a privately owned company, and as of 2015, it sells its products through a global network. Aside from manufacturing, Whelen Engineering also operates a research and development operation, and as of 2015, it employs the largest number of design engineers in the industry. The company's product development process also includes OEM partners that help it with both product integration and the design of new vehicles.
Whelen Engineering's manufacturing capabilities include numerous plastics injection molding machines that have capacities ranging from 30 tons to 2,000 tons. The company fabricates all of its sheet metal, hard coating, plastics and metallizing in-house. Whelen Engineering also operates a test lab on its manufacturing sites to cover a wide variety of required industry tests, such as environmental dust, SAE certification, moisture and vibrations.