Innovative design for over 30 years

For over 30 years Quantum Design has strived to meet the needs of our customers by providing quality equipment, reliable and speedy service and innovative design.  Founded in 1986 by Danny Pearse as an Electrical Engineering firm, Quantum Design is a leading manufacturing and engineering company in the North Illinois area. Quantum Design has grown over the years to acquire 5 unique product lines, an in-house panel building shop, a full service machine shop and an experienced service team. Quantum Design employs skilled machine assemblers, panel wirers and machinists and our engineering team features years of experience in Controls, Electrical and Mechanical engineering. Our R&D team is forever working to enhance our existing products and create new products to serve the needs of our customers. Our customer service team is always ready and waiting to assist customers in need.  From opening our doors with engineering services to becoming an experienced engineering and manufacturing company, Quantum Design has continued to work hard to provide customers with solutions to fit their exact needs.



The start of it all

Quantum Design Inc. is born as a Controls Engineering firm.


Adding Services

Quantum adds a full-service UL panel-building shop to its existing facility.


A Big Move

Due to continuous growth, Quantum expands by building a new 30,000 square foot facility in Loves Park, IL.


New Products

Quantum purchases the Centro-Metalcut product line, gaining a second operating facility in Rockford, IL.


KTI Acquisition

Quantum acquires KTI, adding a third location and full-service machine shop in South Beloit, IL.


ISO Certification

Quantum becomes ISO 9001:2015 certified at 2 of their 3 locations.


QRS Moves In

Quantum purchases a 4th product line and renames it, Quantum Roll Sheeters.


More Growth

Quantum purchases CTC, a former KTI competitor, adding a 5th product line to
current operations.


A Bigger Move

Quantum Design builds a brand new state-of-the-art 100,000 square foot facility
and moves all 5 product lines under 1 roof.

Quantum Design Over the Years

Danny Pearse founded Quantum Design as a controls engineering firm in April 1986.  As Quantum Design quickly grew beyond what Danny could handle on his own, he realized he needed a business partner, adding Dave Culvey as Vice President just two months after opening the doors.  Before long the company quickly grew from Engineering services into a full-service control panel manufacturer and what is now recognized as a leading Control Systems Integrator.

The controls division initiates the solution, crafting the electrical designs suited for each individual customer as well as each individual Quantum Design product line. Once the design and engineering phase is complete, the control panel shop wires the machine, readying panels for the manufacturing process before commissioning the systems to the customer’s production facility.

A large part of Quantum’s past and ongoing success is a direct result of its best practices in quality, achieving certification to ISO 9001:2015 in December 2014. Moreover, Quantum continues to outline that commitment to quality with the development of an Integrated Management System that measures customer satisfaction and company growth.

Over the last 30+ years, the automation team has diversified into many markets, including aerospace, food and beverage, automotive and transportation, pharmaceutical, agriculture and water treatment.  While the focus has always centered around controls engineering and panel building, their success in equipment manufacturing has shined in recent years with the addition of 4 product lines.

In 2007, Quantum Design purchased Centro-Metalcut, in 2014, the duo acquired KTI (formerly Keene Technology, Inc.).  In 2016, the purchase of Quantum Roll Sheeters (formerly Grafech) was complete, and just this past year they secured the acquisition of CTC, formerly a competitor of KTI selling similar equipment with a big following in both the domestic and international market.  

In July 2018 Quantum Design broke ground on a brand new 100,000 square foot facility set to be complete in February 2019.  Quantum will combine it’s 4 locations and move it’s 5 product lines into the facility combining resources and improving their processes for all of their products and services.  With close to 100 employees, Quantum is continuing to grow and is looking forward to future success in their new location.