Company History

1940: Tensolite Corporation was founded.

1950: Tensolite Insulated Wire Co., Inc. was founded.

1952: Tensolite entered the field of PTFE insulation.

1960: Tensolite became part of Carlisle Companies, Inc.

1962: Tensolite developed a process to wrap polyimide tapes on wire to produce a tougher, lighter airframe wire.

1985: Tensolite developed a process to extrude and expand PTFE in a continuous process which led to a patented high-speed wire and cable insulation system that is the foundation of our RF/Microwave cable technology.

1998: Tensolite acquired VEMCO. High Speed and High Density Cable assemblies such as HDSI® were added to the Product line.

1998: Tensolite acquired QMI. RF/Microwave Cable assemblies and connectors such as Semi-Flex,® Q-Flex,® and Work Horse® test cables were added to the product line.

2000: Tensolite acquired UniTrek. Complex harness assembly capabilities such as Combo D-Sub assemblies and overmolding were added to the product line.

2001: Tensolite acquired Connecting Devices Inc (CDI). RF/Microwave connector manufacturing including the SMP and SSMP® were added to the product line.

2007: Tensolite acquired Dongguan Qiaotou Yichang Wire and Cable Assembly Factory in China. Low cost manufacturing capabilities and Medical cable assembly capabilities were added to the product line.

Company Today

2008: Tensolite acquired Carlyle Inc. (not to be confused with Tensolite’s parent company, Carlisle Companies Incorporated)—a move that will better position our organization to provide our customers with a vertically integrated supplier of complete interconnect solutions. <./p>

By combining our talented staffs, cutting-edge technologies and state-of-the-art products, we have created Carlisle Interconnect Technologies. While we have changed our name, we are not changing our unwavering commitment to our customers. Carlisle Interconnect Technologies’ value proposition to its customers is founded on the proven principles of both Tensolite and Carlyle, Inc. By doing business with Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, you will realize:<./p>

• Interconnect solutions encompassing every facet of design and production.

• Advanced engineering services, design prototyping and state-of-the-art testing.

• Industry leading lead-times and superior cost efficiency through lean manufacturing techniques, just in time scheduling, and dock-to-stock systems.

• Global Manufacturing Capabilities including Low Cost Manufacturing through our world-class facility in China.

• Long term focus on emerging technologies and new opportunities as they come to light.

This strategic combination has only strengthened our commitment to customer service and delivering leading edge interconnect solutions to you our valued customer. We thank you for your support.

Company Product Categories

RF/Microwave Connectors, RF/Microwave Coax Cable, RF/Microwave Cable Assemblies for Military Electronics, Aerospace Wire & Cable, Aerospace Assemblies, Electronic Manufacturing Services, Test & Measurement, Defense Electronics, Aerospace, Medical and other Specialty Applications.

Contact Information

Tensolite Corporation
2400 Grand Ave.
Forest Hill, MD
Phone: (866)282-4708 Toll Free • Fax: (562)494- 0955