Inside Connection: PEI-Genesis

By Contributed Article | September 15, 2015

Inside Connection highlights the technologies, innovations, special services, and unique products from distributors like PEI-Genesis.



Headquarters: Philadelphia, Pa.

About the Company

PEI-Genesis is one of the world’s fastest assemblers of precision connectors and cable assemblies. Proprietary automation allows PEI to assemble, from one of the largest inventories of electronic components, according to customers’ specific requirements. PEI develops engineered solutions that support the military, industrial, medical, aerospace, transportation, and energy sectors worldwide.

With fast shipping and excellent, responsive service, PEI-Genesis provides better access to the brands design engineers trust. Its line card includes the top global brands in the connector industry, including Amphenol, ITT Cannon, CINCH, LEMO, and TE Connectivity brands DEUTSCH, Raychem, and Polamco.

More than 80% of the products PEI-Genesis ships are assembled to order. This allows the team to provide a highly tailored solution with a minimum order quantity of one piece and shipment in 48 hours. No other source can match the extensive high-mix, low-volume, value-added capability.

Founded in 1946 by Murray Fisher and Bernie Bernbaum, PEI remains a family-owned company, steeped in the same traditions of innovation, integrity, teamwork, and delivery of excellence to its customers.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., PEI has production facilities in South Bend, Ind., US; Southampton, UK; and Zhuhai, China, and has sales offices throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Its South Bend operation is AS9100C:2009 and ISO9001:2008-certified. Its UK facility is ISO 9001:2008-certified.

PEI-Genesis US Headquarters

PEI-Genesis facility in South Bend, Ind.

PEI-Genesis UK Headquarters

PEI-Genesis facility in Southampton, UK


PEI-Genesis serves the aviation, energy, industrial, medical, military, and rail industries.

[quote]“We are now targeting segments where there is more consistent, long term growth, specifically commercial air, energy, and rail mass-transit. After several years of hard work, these segments are starting to show year over year growth.” – Russ Dorwart, PEI-Genesis president and COO[/quote]

Product Offering

PEI-Genesis offers a wide array of connectors, custom cable assemblies, and value-add solutions. Its selection includes microminiature circular connectors, micro-Ds, D-subs, push-pull, hermetic, explosion-proof, and traditional circular connectors.

PEI-Genesis Circular Connectors

Legacy Product

PEI-Genesis’ Sure-Seal Connector remains a natural choice for outdoor applications and a staple in the industry since PEI began manufacturing the line in 1996. Sure-Seal was developed to address Department of Transportation safety regulations for automotive connectors. It is used in a range of environmental applications where a small, low-cost connector is needed.

Marquis Products

PEI’s marquis products are the tried-and-true, harsh-environment, mil-spec circular connector series: 5015, 26482, and D38999. However, the company has continued to expand its offering to meet market demands for the smaller, lighter, faster, and more powerful technologies – microminiatures, composites, and USB 3.0/CAT6.

PEI-Genesis special services

Special Services

PEI offers custom cable harness design services and assembly. Its Engineered Solutions Group can design and build custom cable assemblies from its extensive inventory of connectors, as well as leverage its 40-plus years of connector expertise. The PEI team will engage with you early in the design process and will partner with you through delivery and optimization.

Greatest Achievement

PEI is now truly a global supplier of precision connectors with assembly factories in North America, Europe, and Asia. Its unique high-mix, low-volume model continues to fill a critical need in the global market for custom connector solutions shipped fast with no minimum order quantity.

By building to order from component inventory, PEI is able to ship fast with no minimum order quantity. For customers of all sizes, the company brings a unique ability to deliver millions of different part numbers in 48 hours while offering engineering and design support.

PEI-Genesis achievements

What’s Next?

PEI-Genesis opened its 52,000-square-foot production facility in Zhuhai, China, on May 1, 2015. The expansion into China is part of the company’s long-term strategic plan to move into new geographic areas.

[quote]“China is the fastest growing market in the world for our products. Our suppliers and our customers tell us that there is no one in China focused on high-mix, low-volume production, which is our strength. We foresee a powerful partnership with our suppliers and nearly unlimited opportunity for growth in the years ahead.” – Russ Dorwart, PEI-Genesis president and COO[/quote]

PEI-Genesis China facility

PEI-Genesis facility in Zhuhai, China

PEI-Genesis, Inc. (North American HQ)
2180 Hornig Rd.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19116
Phone: +1 215.673.0400
Phone: +1 866.734.9111
Fax: +1 215.552.8020
Email: [email protected]

PEI-Genesis UK Ltd.
George Curl Way
Southampton, SO18 2RZ
Phone: +44 (0) 23 8062 1260
Fax: +44 (0) 23 8062 1270

Email: [email protected]

PEI-Genesis China
524 Anji East Road, Building 3, Sanzao Town,
Jinwan District, Zhuhai, Guangdong,
Phone: +86 756 7683 088
Fax: +86 756 7683 087

Email: [email protected]

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