Whelen. Trusted to Perform
for over 65 Years
Whelen Engineering –a global leader in the emergency warning industry –has been trusted to perform since 1952.
Whelen designs and manufactures reliable and powerful warning lights, white illumination lighting, sirens, controllers, and high-powered warning systems for Automotive, Aviation (Whelen Aerospace Technologies – WAT), and Mass Notification industries worldwide.
Founded in 1952 by George W Whelen in his garage in Deep River, Connecticut, USA, Whelen now encompasses three state-of-the-art facilities in Connecticut and New Hampshire (USA) as well as Nysa, Poland.
Whelen has the largest design staff in the industry and over 1,200 employees, all dedicated to producing products that people count on when lives are on the line.
Every part of every Whelen product is tested on-site to meet the toughest industry certifications. All Whelen products are proven in the harshest environments, to make sure everyone goes home at night.
On the road, in the air, and around the world, Whelen is trusted to be seen, trusted to be heard, trusted to perform.
Design & Engineering
The largest staff of design engineers in the industry. Many of our engineers are firefighters and ambulance personnel. They know first-hand the critical need for innovative, life-saving products.
Injection & Vacuum Moulding
1,600 molds, 38 molding machines – from 30- to 2,000-ton capacity, 20 million parts produced yearly. Vacuum machines produce irregularly shaped components not suitable for injection molding.
Surface mount and through-hole circuit boards are manufactured, assembled, and tested in-circuit.
Our in-house sheet metal fabrication process uses all the latest technology, including robotic laser cutting, bending and drilling. From hard-coating, metalising, and in-house plastics, all of our production processes combine hand craftsmanship with the most advanced technology for the highest quality products.
In 1952, George W Whelen invented the first rotating aircraft “anti-collision” beacon in his garage in Deep River, Connecticut, USA. These beacons rapidly earned a remarkable reputation for quality and durability, and he soon created a magnetically mounted beacon for ambulances and police vehicles.
As the company progressed, Whelen’s devoted workforce led the industry in technical and manufacturing innovations. The progressive philosophy that nurtured beacon advancement is also responsible for Whelen’s development of strobe technology in the 1960s, lightbar design in the 1970s, and LED advancement in the 2000s.
Today, Whelen’s advanced LED technology and powerful lights and sirens are trusted to keep people safe all over the world. Whelen is continuously innovating to ensure their products are of the highest quality, with the same passion and pride shown by George W Whelen over sixty-five years ago.