Custom Products of Litchfield, Inc.
Custom Products of Litchfield, Inc. serves off-highway OEMs by designing and manufacturing the best looking, fitting and functioning cabs and operator protective systems. The company applies its expertise using industry standards to design better ROPS, FOPS, OPS and cabs, as well as help manufacturers manage risk in the areas of safety and compliance. Custom Products offers a wide range of products and provides all levels of design and manufacturing to meet OEM needs.
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- Industry Type:
- Manufacturing, Other
- Market Focus:
- Nationally (across the country)
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This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Custom Products of Litchfield, Inc. serves OEMs by designing and manufacturing the best looking, best fitting, best functioning cabs and operator protective structures available.
The business grew quickly, and in 1965 moved to our current location. In 1972, Custom Products completed the test laboratory and conducted our first ROPS certification test. The company continued to expand and invest in technology and resources. Tube bending competencies were added in 1981; computer aided design and laser cutting in 1985; MRP software was added in 1988.
In 1995, we innovated again, with the 5-star Engineering Apprentice Program, which invests in the community by helping students thrive in the engineering disciplines. Numerous patents have been issued for the many innovative design solutions developed by the engineers at Custom Products.
Today, Custom Products supplies cab products to both original equipment manufacturers and to the aftermarket. Combined with a broad spectrum of diverse markets this balance stabilizes the business.
Throughout 60+ years of operation, we’ve always believed in keeping pace with the latest technologies. Frequent capital expenditures ensure we remain competitive in the global market. We react quickly to volume increases and invest in the necessary inventories to launch new programs.
We produce custom cabs, ROPS, and operator protection for off-highway equipment manufacturers in the agriculture, construction, sport utility, mining, forestry, and turf care industries. And we’ve done it since 1962. All that experience means we know the working men and women who use your products—and what they need to protect them from safety risks and nature’s harshest elements.
In an industry that’s built on providing safety and certainty, why risk going anywhere else?Niche
Custom Products works with people who have the same passion for their products as we have for ours. Our customers value our expertise in cab product design, governing standards and specifications and certification services. Our niche is customers with volumes from 100 – 1000 with aspirations to aggressively grow in their respective markets.Flexibility
We strive to provide product on time and on schedule while maintaining the maximum level of flexibility. Typically, customers provide a 12-month or longer forecast, enabling us to manage workflow, and communicate effectively with our second tier supply base.
Management of long lead time items and raw materials is critical to the process, assuring product can be produced and available on demand. To avoid the risk and expense of maintaining excessive inventory, we have established guidelines leading up to product delivery. This baseline agreement typically provides the level of flexibility and protection you need to satisfy your planning and delivery process, as well providing the safeguards that help create win-win partnerships.
- Polaris Delivery Performance Award: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
- Polaris Quality Achievement Award: 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009
- Polaris Star Program: 2002
- 2011 OEM Off-Highway Top 10 Innovators Award
- 2015 Product Finishing Top Shop
- 2020 Readers Choice “best place to work”
2015 building expansion brought the current manufacturing space to 170,000 sq. ft.
Bodywork and painting of cabs requiring Class A painting of on-highway trucks and high-end finish is done in an additional 5,000 sq. ft. facility also located in Litchfield, MN.