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With our commitment to continual improvement, Koehlke wants to be your valued partner of choice.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to be the engineer’s one-stop resource for innovative and reliable electrical components and assemblies; a best-in-class partner who meets product development challenges and adjusts our technology to adapt to changing industry demands and markets while providing both expertise and an unparalleled commitment to customer focus.

 Koehlke's History

Our history proves a tradition of this adaptability, innovation, and expansion of our technologies and expertise.

1976

Koehlke Components, Inc., was founded by Elmer Koehlke in September 1976 as a spare parts provider exclusively serving the US Department of Defense.

1979

Steadily growing as a spare parts distributor, Koehlke moved into a 4,000-SF building in the Dayton (OH) suburb of Centerville.

1982

First discussions commenced about becoming an authorized distributor. Koehlke began purchasing material for stock.

1988

Koehlke diversified into other aerospace, ground vehicle, geophysical and other extreme environments, and then ultimately into the commercial arena. Koehlke established itself as a Value Added distributor on the M55302 connector line.

1989

Koehlke is awarded their first volume purchase agreement with Lockheed Martin.

1995

Thomas M. Koehlke, the founder's son, began serving as President.

1997

Launched value added on M28840 and M28876 connector lines.

1999

Koehlke became factory trained on termination of M29504

2002

In early 2002, Koehlke moved to its current 30,000-sf location nestled between Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio.

2006

Koehlke strengthened its footprint as a global company, with the introduction of Koehlke International Ltd. and satellite European and Asian locations.

TODAY

Tom's vision and work continues to expand the trustworthy, reliable distribution reputation his father established, while driving product innovation and diversification.

We’ve built a rich tradition of continual expansion and growth to better meet our customers’ needs, and become a one-stop engineering resource. Call us at 877-KOEHLKE (877-563-4553) to learn how we can build your applications to life.

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