If you need a reliable, easy-to-work-with supplier of
Custom cable assemblies & wire harnesess
Atek is a great choice because we give you the best of both worlds:
competitive offshore costs and outstanding onshore service
Molded cable assemblies

Who we are

Atek, Inc. is located in Orange County, California and has been supplying custom cable assemblies & wire harnesses to customers in various industries worldwide since 1996.

What we do for you

We provide our customers, who are mainly manufacturers, designers, and/or integrators of various types of electronic devices, with the dual benefits of offshore pricing and onshore service, including great communication and the high level of technical expertise that can only be developed from 20+ years of experience.

Because we are obsessed with providing responsible and responsive service, working with us will make your life easier, keep your projects on schedule, and result in delivery of both good cable assemblies AND a good experience!

Please note that we generally only do order quantities of over 200.

Why come to us instead of going directly to China?

In addition to the unmatched quality of our service:

  • We do not take cost-saving shortcuts that sacrifice the quality of your cable assemblies
  • We are much easier to communicate with
  • We don’t “over-promise and under-deliver” on lead times and quality
Wire crimping machine

Manufacturing operations and quality

Our production facilities in China are ISO certified and our cables are RoHS-compliant and guaranteed to match your approved specifications and samples.

We do not compromise on quality – everything we quote and manufacture is made using top quality components, including connector housings, terminals, wire, fuses, PVC and corrugated tubing, braided sleeving, and other accessories.

Whenever possible, we use UL listed parts and materials.

Types of cable assemblies and wire harnesses

We make many kinds of cable assemblies and wire harnesses, including non-molded and molded ones with multi-conductor jacketed cable, flat cable, and discrete / hook-up wire. We can use special materials as needed and can meet special requirements such as extreme temperature environments.

Factory assembly line

Manufacturing processes

We do cutting, stripping, tinning, crimping (including IPC/WHMA-A-620 Rev. A compliance), soldering, terminating, splicing, twisting, sleeving, tubing, heat shrinking, taping, coiling, and molding.

Atek also offers custom tooled and molded enclosures, housings, overmolds, grommets, and strain reliefs.

We also do PCB fabrication and assembly and can overmold circuit boards using low pressure / low temperature overmolding processes.

Cable assemblies and wire harnesses

Industries we serve

We make cable assemblies for a wide range of uses, including sensors and instruments, displays, point-of-sale (POS) scanners and terminals, kiosks, and many other kinds of devices and equipment.

One of our areas of particular strength is automotive aftermarket cable assemblies, including vehicle telematics and diagnostics. We have become a top worldwide supplier of custom cable assemblies for aftermarket OBD-II and Jbus devices (including with built-in printed circuit boards). We have unsurpassed expertise and experience designing and manufacturing various types of automotive aftermarket straight, right-angle, pass-through, and low profile cable assembly solutions, including for OBD-II / J1962, Deutsch / Jbus / J1939 / J1708, CAN, CIA-447, GPS, telematics, tracking, data capture, monitoring, and diagnostics.

Here are some special automotive and other products we offer:

Jbus ELD hardware interface
This box features GPS, Bluetooth LE, built-in memory (1+ month data storage), and an Android API for ELD (electronic logging device), AOBRD (automatic on-board recording device), and HOS (hours of service) application developers and integrators for heavy duty trucks with Deutsch 9-pin J1939 interface. An economical hardware solution for eLog record keeping and regulatory compliance.

Smart OBD-II splitter cable
Prevents interference between a telematics device and a diagnostics scan tool when both are plugged into the splitter at the same time.

OBD-II gateway
Prevents interference between multiple OBD-II devices (such as telematics, fuel system, police radar, and diagnostics).

Flat OBD-II cable with super low profile OBD-II male connector
This ultra short overmold is great for various applications, including when the OBD-II vehicle port has a cover as well as when connector protrusion distance in the foot well area is a concern (i.e., the “bumping knees” problem).

Super short OBD-II dongle
Our American designed and engineered state-of-the-art tracking dongle with GPS, Bluetooth, and cellular protrudes only 1/2 inch from the OBD-II port, solving a common problem of typical dongles that protrude 1-1/2 to 2 inches and cause driver inconvenience and safety concerns. Great for usage-based insurance (UBI) and other applications.

Docking solution for removable tablets
Federal law mandates for electronic driver logs, as well as the use of tablets to scan barcodes to confirm driver maintenance inspections, is driving the need for removable tablet docking solutions. We have a great docking solution that also includes a smart cable that both powers the tablet and immediately warns the driver with an audible alarm if the tablet has been left behind.

Extension cables
For various applications, including CalAmp LMU-3000 series, Enfora / Navman, and other OBD-II (16-pin J1962) and Jbus (6-pin and 9-pin Deutsch) applications.

OBD-II female snap-mount to flange-mount (screw-mount) adapter bracket
This bracket can be used to convert a snap-mount OBD-II female connector to a flange-mount (screw-mount) type.

OBD-II female connectors (vehicle ports)
We have standard (snap-mount and flange-mount / screw-mount) OBD-II connectors as well as a variety of non-standard types, such as for BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Citroen, Peugeot, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, and VW.

24V / type B OBD-II cable assemblies
For light trucks – generally more common in Europe than in the US.

J1939/14 cable assemblies
Wire harnesses using Deutsch HD10 series or Amphenol round connectors, including the new higher bandwidth J1939 type II (green color) Deutsch connectors.

Right-angle J1939
90-degree cable exit orientation available for overmolded Deutsch connnectors.

Converter cables
We make various types of power conversion automotive cables, such as 12VDC (cigarette lighter plug or OBD-II) to 5VDC (such as USB), and voltage bucking to constant 12VDC.

EZ-DC intelligent OBD-II power cable
Avoid hard-wiring to ignition sources and lower your labor costs by using this leading-edge smart cable that automatically tells your device whether the vehicle engine is on.

Protocol conversion solutions
Custom engineered intelligent cables for converting specific data from one protocol to another.

Hardware interfaces and network adapters
Super miniature OBD-II and Jbus (J1939 and J1708) with GSM, GPS, Bluetooth (including Bluetooth Low Energy – BLE / BTLE), and Wi-Fi for vehicle telematics, data collection, data logging, and other applications. Various connector and cable configurations available.

QSFP and SAS certified high speed cables for data centers
Fiber optic and copper – custom lengths and fast lead times.

LEMO cable assemblies
We offer high quality LEMO cable assemblies at very competitive prices.

Contact Us

Email or call us for a quote or to discuss your needs.

We can work from your descriptions, sketches, drawings, and/or samples.

1-888-889-9990 or 714-258-0100, ext. 1002