PDT an Astronics Company: Product Design and Development Firm in Chicago, IL

engineering teams are frequently recognized by distinguished industry awards including IDEA, ADEX and the ID Forty.


Since 1995, PDT 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.


After a solid history of successful collaboration, we expanded our capabilities with a strategic partnership with Telefonix, a design, manufacturing and management company with over 25 years in business. 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, Telefonix can provide state-side manufacturing and assembly as well as specialized services for regulated industries, including documentation, certification, testing and environmental compliance.


Our mission? 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.


Who We Are

PDT was founded with a fresh vision for how product development should work. This unique approach has propelled our growth to a firm spanning the globe with over 120 dedicated experts. Twice named to Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing American Companies, our design and

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