OTTO Engineering is located in Carpentersville, Illinois and has been in business since 1961. OTTO designs and manufactures a full line of products specifically for demanding applications. We are recognized worldwide for superior performance and innovative products. OTTO is a vertically integrated manufacturer with in-house injection molding, stamping, CNC machining, cable assembly and cable overmolding capabilities. Our strong mechanical, electrical and RF Design Engineering capability, world-class test lab and computer controlled production line testing is unmatched in the industry. OTTO markets its products through two divisions, OTTO Controls and OTTO Communications.


OTTO Controls designs and manufactures precision switches and control grips including mechanical switches with up to 1 million cycle life; Hall Effect switches with digital and analog output options; sealed and lighted, high performance, snap action, rocker, pushbutton, toggle and rotary switches, commercial and military control grips and Hall Effect technology joysticks.


Our switches and control grips perform every day in some of the toughest applications including heavy equipment, aerospace, marine, medical, communication and other demanding markets.


OTTO Communications specializes in accessories for the two-way radio market including surveillance kits, wireless accessories, lightweight and heavy-duty headsets, speaker microphones, tactical, fire & HAZMAT communications equipment, racing communications equipment, and dispatch headsets.


OTTO accessories are designed for use by public safety, security, surveillance, emergency medical teams, SWAT, fire fighters, HAZMAT and other law enforcement professionals along with food service, hospitality, entertainment, construction and industrial markets. OTTO Communications supports a wide range of radio platforms providing accessories for most major two-way radios and 911 consoles.


OTTO is ISO 9001 registered and sells it products through a worldwide network of manufacturers representatives, distributors and dealers.