In 1987, three top executives from a leading original equipment manufacturer founded Phoenix International Corporation. They recognized the need to provide strong technical expertise while conducting business with an emphasis on open commercial relationships with their customers. With foresight and hard work, these entrepreneurs developed the groundwork for an electronic hardware/software design and manufacturing company that specializes in electronic controls, displays and sensor products.
With a concentration on developing highly reliable, ruggedized electronic products, the company began designing and manufacturing electronics for the agricultural industry. From there, the company looked toward the construction market where there was a growing need for electronics that could withstand harsh physical and electrical environments.
As the need for integration of electronics with mechanical systems began to grow, Phoenix expanded its customer base to include such areas as heavy construction, irrigation, small engine, hydraulic pumps and valves, and the dairy industry.
In 1999, Deere & Company purchased Phoenix International in order to gain a resource for advanced competencies in electronic design and manufacturing. This venture provided new electronic technologies for Deere’s equipment businesses. And backed by the resources of Deere & Company, Phoenix International has been able to expand and enhance their capabilities to benefit it’s worldwide customer base.
Part of that expansion includes the addition of the New Product Introduction (NPI) Center located in Fargo. Completed in May of 2001, the NPI Center is the cornerstone of North Dakota State University’s Technology Park. The Center is dedicated not only to the design of a product, but also to applying advanced technology in the development of the processes and testing needed to produce that product.
Today, a growing list of worldwide companies has come to depend on Phoenix International’s expertise, performance and reliability.
Several factors point to future growth for Phoenix International. We enjoy a high rate of repeat business with current customers while continuing to diversify into new markets. The facilities combined have over 200 engineers with varying areas of proficiency. Their expertise in ruggedized designs, combined with strong manufacturing capabilities, has resulted in exceptional growth, making Phoenix International an industry leader.