Since its founding in 1995, PDT, an Astronics Company, has been committed to providing truly comprehensive product development services via a proven, process-driven approach. Grounded in creativity, our work is balanced by a solid understanding of your business, the needs of your customers and demands of your markets. Even our own corporate structure - flexible and entrepreneurial in the best sense of the word - is designed in response to the fast paced nature of the industries in which our clients compete.
PDT was founded with a fresh vision for how product development should work. This unique approach has propelled our growth to a global firm of 280+ innovation experts. PDT’s work has been recognized by distinguished authorities and over 100 industry awards including: Bloomberg Businessweek, Fast Company, International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA), Red Dot Design Award, CES Innovation Award, and the prestigious GOOD DESIGN Award from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.
Named 22nd Fastest Growing Private Company by Inc. Magazine
PDT founded in 1995
Earned ISO 9001 certification
Received DDTC and ITAR registration for work on products and equipment to be supplied to the military, defense, and homeland security markets
PDT opens state-of-the-art 5500 square foot prototyping facility
PDT among the first product development firms in the world to become ISO 13485 certified
100+ awards received by 2016
PDT adds EMI Test Chamber to Lake Zurich, IL Headquarters
PDT joins the Astronics family as PDT, an Astronics Company
We deliver on the promise of truly seamless product development, innovation through execution. By all counts, we do it pretty well... Over 75% of PDT's programs are repeat business from clients who've come to appreciate how our team becomes a natural extension of theirs. We build close, trusted relationships on solutions that rarely fail to exceed expectations.
After a solid history of successful collaboration, we expanded our capabilities with a strategic partnership with Astronics CSC, a design, manufacturing and management company. Their team of skilled engineers, project managers, manufacturing experts and more, are driven by our same ethos: deliver the quality product you expect and service you need for success. Based in Waukegan, Illinois, Astronics CSC can provide state-side manufacturing and assembly as well as specialized services for regulated industries, including documentation, certification, testing and environmental compliance.
Cynvenio LiquidBiopsy Platform for Cancer Cell Detection
"I think this kind of personalized medicine can be the future of the fight against cancer."
Jim Cramer, Mad Money
Dell Adamo, World's Thinnest Laptop
"The Adamo XPS is a daring slice of design and engineering. Quite frankly, it's batshit insane. I mean that in the best possible way."
Aesir AE+Y Luxury Mobile Phone
"With a mentality that was not stuck in mobile phones, a desire to be a crossover between designer and manufacturer, and a passion for engineering the designer's vision into a product, PDT managed to find answers to a set of extremely challenging questions."
"...it's impressively svelte, and for such an early device it's impressively constructed."
Swingline Stapler Redesign
"The product platform marks one of the most significant points in the history of Swingline."
Jeff Ackerberg, VP of Marketing, Sales and Product Development, Swingline
HumanToolz iPad Stand
"I found the design full of attentive details, similar to the Apple iPad itself."
Patrick Moorhead, Forbes