Prince At-a-Glance

Though we are known globally as a manufacturer and fabricator of premium parts and components, we don’t see ourselves this way. At Prince, we are dedicated to solving complex supply chain issues and creating value for our clients.

While it’s true we have ISO 9001:2015 certified (and soon to be ISO 13485 certified) manufacturing facilities in America and China, where we employ the latest, most innovative manufacturing technologies and techniques to maximize productivity and quality, our primary directive isn’t just to make precision parts. We help you improve your products, create significant cost savings for your firm and make your supply chain issues disappear.

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History of Prince

Prince was started by Ed Miller in 1959 as a one-man shop just outside of Chicago, Illinois. As demand for our services grew, so did we. By 1977, we expanded our capabilities to include sheet metal fabrication. A couple of years later, we implemented CNC technology. We outgrew our production facilities and moved to Carol Stream, IL, in 1997. In 2006, Prince established a new division, QP Hydraulics, which sells products into the mobile and industrial hydraulics markets.

Today we operate three manufacturing facilities – two in Illinois and one in Shanghai, China, and have hundreds of employees, prepared to meet the most demanding applications from quick/immediate delivery of JIT components to high-volume production components and assemblies. And, as a growth-focused firm, we are strongly committed to serving our customers’ future growth as well as our own.

Prince Industries

Prince’s value engineering services, broad manufacturing capabilities, and global footprint have made us ideal partners for companies in the following industries (if you don’t see your industry listed, schedule a discovery call to see if we’re a good fit):

  • Power transmission and distribution
  • Construction machinery
  • Industrial energy controls
  • Medical
  • Mobile and industrial hydraulics
  • Server racks (sheet metal enclosures)
  • Engines and pumps
  • Fire suppression
  • Food and beverage equipment
  • Trucks / lifts

Prince Locations

Prince Carol Stream Location

Carol Stream, IL, USA

Our Carol Stream, IL, headquarters is “home base,” not only for our contract manufacturing service, but also for our QP Hydraulics division, focusing on innovative products in the mobile and industrial hydraulics markets. Our facility combines highly-trained team members with computer-controlled machine tools, operating virtually around the clock.

Batavia, IL, USA

Our facility in Batavia, IL, is focused entirely on sheet metal fabrication, assembly, and engineering. We offer state-of-the-art Bystronic fiber optic lasers and press brakes, providing an unparalleled level of system integration. And our customers love our in-house powder coat paint line, shortening lead times and increasing efficiencies.

Shanghai, China

Our Shanghai plant is fully stocked with CNC equipment, including Swiss-type screw machines, fixed headstock turning, and horizontal and vertical milling machines. We also offer hydraulic and electronic joysticks and check valves through our QP Hydraulics division. Our offshore team ships to over a dozen countries, and is well-versed in all of the latest shipping requirements from ASN’s to Kanban inventory control.

Prince ISO Certification

All Prince Facilities are ISO 9001:2015 Certified

At Prince we produce high-quality parts. Our robust quality system (all our facilities are ISO 9001:2015-certified) and dedicated quality team ensures that FAIs and PPAPs are right the first time. We are also pursuing ISO 13485 certification and expect to achieve it by Q1 2023.

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What Our Customers Have to Say

“Prince has been a strategic supplier of ours for the past 20 years. Over that time, they have collaborated with our engineering team at the early stages of a number of high-profile projects to support our business growth. The Prince team is highly dedicated, with skilled professionals in every aspect of their business. Because of their performance and professionalism, they have more than tripled their business with us over the last several years.”

Global Commodity Manager – Large Industrial Energy Controls Company

“Prince has been a partner of ours for many years. I find them to be a very reliable, professional and customer-focused company. We can count on them to deliver quality products on time and at a fair market price, which is why we continue to turn to them for our machining and fabrication needs.”

Purchasing Manager – Dental Imaging Company

“Prince has been a supplier to our business for well over 20 years. They are very responsive and always willing to align with us to better support our key business objectives. Prince provides consistently good quality and delivery performance. They are very much respected and viewed as a growth supplier to our business.”

Global Sourcing Manager – Large OEM Manufacturer

It’s Easy to Get Started

Tell us about your products and your parts procurement challenges and goals.

Your single point of contact will guide you step-by-step through our proven process to transition to Prince.

We’ll ensure your parts arrive on time, meet your quality requirements, and support your growth plans.

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