Mitek facilities in the US
May 25, 2008
Phoenix, Arizona : Corporate Offices
The 108,000 square foot Phoenix facility houses Mitek’s corporate offices, which includes Management, Human Resources, Information Technology, Web Development, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Purchasing, Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service. The Phoenix building also serves as the Research and Development, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Distribution site for Mitek’s electronics. Electronics Research and Development
A revolutionary electronics lab is equipped with computerized testing and design software, including Solidworks 7.0, PADS PowerPCB, MicroSim PSpice, Audio Precision, and PowerLogic. All engineers and technicians have Audio Precision Analyzers on their test benches. Critical listening is performed using an in-house sound chamber and Burn-In chambers are utilized for long-term reliability testing. Thermal Imaging Cameras and COSMOS software are used for thermal prediction and analysis. Amplifier Manufacturing and Distribution
An impressive display of automation, hand craftsmanship, and manufacturing equipment fills the massive amplifier manufacturing and distribution warehouse. Mitek fabricates its own heatsinks using CNC Robodrills and amplifiers are assembled using one Wave Solderer, custom-built load switchers and automated dip, axial, and radial inserters. The latest addition to the manufacturing plant is the elite Philips Topaz-model surface-mount device (SMD) mounter, which dramatically facilitates the process by which amplifier boards are assembled. By using this efficient machine, Mitek can produce 154 percent more amplifiers than it could by using the previous production methods in the same time period. Mitek partners vigorously test all amplifiers using the Teradyne test systems and Audio Precision System One. All final packaging is completed on-site and amplifiers are shipped to customers worldwide. The Phoenix facility also has full capabilities for metal, plastic, and wood fabrication. International Training Center
The 13,000 square foot training center and showroom serves as a superior training and demonstration site for retailers and Mitek sales representatives. MTX, Xtant, Coustic and StreetWires products are on display via car audio kiosks. There are multiple home audio demonstration rooms showcasing DCM cabinets, MTX custom speakers, Musica accessories, and Soundolier wireless products for residential use. The Phoenix facility is also equipped with the Atlas Sound training center. A 50-seat training area equipped for instructional seminars and multi-media presentations and professional audio, fully active live sound stage. The showroom also features the incredible 18-seat "Pointe Cinema," a highly sophisticated theater equipped with 5.1 MTX Pointe Series loudspeakers and more than 15,000 watts of power. The showroom is a great place to learn about all of Mitek products while visiting the Phoenix facility.
4545 East Baseline Road Phoenix, AZ 85042 (602) 438-4545
Winslow, Illinois : Worldwide Distribution Center
Mitek’s 140,000 square foot Winslow, Illinois facility houses employees specializing in finance/ administration and Information Technology. The Winslow facility also serves as the distribution center for loudspeaker component systems, amplifiers and enclosures worldwide.
This facility features a sophisticated automated distribution system which allows workers to process twice as many packages with half the amount of manual labor from previous methods. Our technologically advanced system includes a Telescopic Belt Conveyor which is used to load and unload loose products from rigid trucks, trailers, and containers; along with a physically erected racking device with belt conveyors that take products to the consolidation area and put them on a skid, allowing workers to view all the products so they may build appropriate size skids. As part of the system a tilt lift moves each skid upright, places it on a roller, and wraps it. This eliminates the need for workers to lift heavy objects. Other advantages of the automated distribution system are the gravity flow racks, which automatically replace an empty skid with a new, full one, so workers are never waiting for skids.
1 Mitek Plaza Winslow, IL 61089 (815) 367-3000
Monroe, Wisconsin : Research and Development Facility
The 20,000 square foot research and development facility houses design and engineering technological components, including revolutionary computer software, such as Cosmos Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Quantum and AutoCAD, plus an on-site dark room. The acoustic measurement lab in this facility includes MLSSA, MLS, LEAP and Audio Precision System One equipment. Environmental testing capabilities at this location include ultra-violet testing, vibration testing; power testing, and humidity and temperature chamber. Loudspeaker Manufacturing Facility
The Mitek loudspeaker facility is a 110,000 square foot MIL Spec-certified manufacturing plant with four separate production lines and numerous work cells that produce a staggering number of speakers and speaker systems each day. An automated, environmentally friendly, water-based, electrostatic paint system paints all the metal parts. Mitek winds all its own voice coils using 10 different coil winders, six of which are computer-numerically-controlled (CNC) Auman winders from Germany. Mitek uses both C Core and capacitive discharge magnetizers on-site, and because of their high quality, Mitek actually builds C Core magnetizers for other speaker builders as well. Other on-site capabilities include 2-color pad printing and silk screening. Design and Display Manufacturing Facility
The 5,000 square foot design and display center features full service woodworking equipment, dedicated to the design and manufacturing of trade show and point-of-purchase display materials. Metal Stamping Facility
This 40,000 square foot facility is dedicated to making the finest quality metal parts for speaker manufacturing. On-site capabilities include stamping speaker baskets, pro style grilles, front and back plates, and shielding cups using 12 different punch presses up to 150 tons in size. Mitek also manufactures many of its own pole pieces, from 1/2" to 3" in diameter, using three turning centers, two screw machines and a computer numerically-controlled (CNC) lathe. The facility also has complete tool and die capabilities. Multi-Fabrication Facility
This 40,000 square foot facility is the production headquarters for the finest wood parts used in cabinet assembly, and for the cutting edge, high density, polyethylene (HDPE) Thunder Form enclosures. Unique in the audio industry, Mitek Corporation uses a rotational molding machine to create HDPE Thunder Form car audio enclosures in vehicle-specific colors. The Multi-Fab facility also houses a true work cell environment (numerous cells) that is considered to be among the most efficient of its kind worldwide. Designed to be as automated and self-sufficient as possible, the facility houses two computer numerically-controlled (CNC) Holzma Cutup Systems, four CNC routers, a high speed double tenor, and three robot functioning centers, that when used in conjunction with other various woodworking machinery, creates an "automated dance" that is dazzling to behold. Besides being functional, the multi-fabrication facility is also environmentally conscious. All scraps are ground and incinerated to run the building’s heating system.
700 30th Street Monroe, WI 53566 (608) 328-5560
Ennis, Texas : Home of Atlas Sound
The 280,000 square foot Atlas Sound manufacturing facility is located just 30 minutes south of Dallas in Ennis, TX. Partners at this facility assemble loudspeakers, in-ceiling speaker packages, and compression drivers used in a variety of paging, emergency signaling, and background music applications. A full line of electronic equipment cabinets are also manufactured at the Ennis facility. These product lines are supported by in house stamping and precision sheet metal fabrication. The stamping operation is anchored by a 275 ton coil fed Seyi press.
The sheet metal operation is anchored by a Salvagnini combination punch, shear, and bender capable of producing formed metal panels from raw material to the finished part, and by a Trumpf 2030 laser capable of cutting up to ½ inch steel plate. Partners in this facility’s distribution center process over 5,000 orders a month, shipping to customers across North America. Many of the Atlas products are UL listed, and the facility is ISO 9001 registered.
1601 Jack McKay Blvd Ennis, TX 75119 (972) 875-8413
West Dundee, Illinois : Show Room and offices
The 7,000 square foot Mitek West Dundee Training Facility is located between Chicago and Rockford in the scenic Fox River Valley; which is one of the top 50 fastest growing counties in the country. This beautiful facility was previously a classic roller rink, and still displays the original walnut floor and vintage architecture. Only 30 minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, this location is a convenient place to host meetings and education sessions. The training room can accommodate groups large or small, and the comfortable atmosphere is very conducive to conducting serious business meetings. With state-of-art amenities and business tools, you will be assured a top notch presentation for any occasion. The showroom floor has an impressive collection of Mitek’s world class brands, using a variety of product displays to demonstrate the many features and benefits of each product. Since its grand opening in 2004, the showroom and training facility has hosted many key meetings, and even a few parties. The West Dundee facility is definitely the place to meet in the Midwest!
Marble Hill, Missouri : logistics Facility
Marble Hill, Missouri is the home of our Mitek Marble Hill Logistics facility. This group provides logistics and marketing support for Mitek’s Commercial, Residential, and Mobile divisions. Our team at MHL is responsible for inventory and shipping for all Mitek print and promotional materials, including literature, catalogs, banners, displays and wearables. Partners in this facility also assist with reporting on follow-up by field sales force to all leads from selling events. Additionally, MHL operates a print-on-demand service for Mitek, with special emphasis on presentation binders, sales packets, selling sheets, price lists, and small runs of promotional banners and posters.