Trusted industry partner of choice providing rugged, reliable hardware
Crystal Group Inc., an employee-owned and -operated small business founded in 1987, designs and manufactures rugged, high-performance computer hardware, embedded computers, networking devices, displays, power supplies, and data storage devices for high-reliability, mission- and safety-critical applications in harsh environments. In addition to field-tested, combat-proven systems, the company provides in-house customization, engineering, integration, configuration management, product life cycle planning, warranty, and support services to defense, aerospace, government, industrial, commercial, and autonomous vehicle customers.
Industry leaders and innovators have selected Crystal Group rugged computer and electronics hardware for use on more than 600 military programs, across more than 35 countries, as well as a growing number of cutting-edge autonomous vehicle, power and critical infrastructure, industrial, and commercial projects.
To meet rapidly growing demand for its products, Crystal Group completed a $17.5 million business expansion in 2018 that added an impressive, new 111,500-square-foot facility, grew production capacity by more than 50%, over 100 new jobs, and added state-of-the-art equipment.
Crystal Group’s current three-building, 160,000 square-foot campus in Hiawatha, Iowa, houses the company’s headquarters, administrative offices, in-house engineering and compliance testing lab, and meticulous manufacturing, assembly, and quality assurance production lines. The agile, vertically integrated company already plans to expand further with a 30,000 square-foot addition in the next five years.
Crystal Group products meet or exceed IEEE, IEC, and military standards (MIL-STD-810, 167-1, 461, MIL-S-901) and FIPS 140-2 and NIAP certified options; are backed by warranty (5+ year) with in-house support. All products are manufactured in the company’s NIST compliant Hiawatha, Iowa, USA, facilities and are certified to ISO 9001:2015/AS9100 quality management standards.
Crystal Group’s numerous awards and accolades include a Gold BAE Systems Partner 2 Win award for 100% on-time delivery and zero-defect quality standards, Boeing Performance Excellence Award, Gold Innovators Award from Military & Aerospace Electronics, Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Freedom Award, Best Place to Work for Veterans Award from Corridor Business Journal, VMware Top 20 Provider, Intel Internet of Things (IoT) Partner of the Year Award, and more.
Crystal Group continues to innovate and invent useful solutions to pressing challenges, and holds 25 patents on novel systems and methods, assigned between 2001 and 2017.
Crystal Group, together with its capable staff and state-of-the-art facilities, prides itself on helping to support customer goals, meet program and product requirements, and improve the lives and missions of end users – by delivering robust, rugged, and reliable products, backed by industry-leading warranty and support, and high-quality services on-time and on-budget.
Crystal Group is the premier, trusted industry partner of choice to help innovators realize tomorrow’s technology today. Contact us with questions, for more information, and to receive a quote.
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"We build systems that run in the most rugged of environments and require the latest hardware. Crystal is the only place to come when you need both."
"The Crystal team has provided outstanding service to my team at Lockheed Martin. I'm extremely impressed with your prompt customer service. Crystal strives to achieve common goal of providing excellent customer service and quality products to the end user."
"Crystal has been excellent in addressing our concerns and addressing our custom configuration requirements."
"Great service, support and you delivered what you promised on time. Your servers have not given us any problems, and we have had them for over two years now."
"All the folks at Crystal Group who played a role in delivering an Intel server to us, showed an exceptional amount of creativity and teamwork."
"Customer service is excellent, like the feed-back-loops built into the service."
"We like the personal responsibility people take. It's refreshing."
"Of the many vendors I work with Crystal always makes it easy for me to meet my requirements. A company that thinks outside the box!"
"Crystal stepped up and delivered us several rugged servers when we were in a time crunch as another supplier was not making deliveries on time. Crystal has continually accommodated our last-minute purchase requests and has VERY good customer service."
"Crystal Group makes an exceptional product (s). They are very responsive to the needs of their customers."
"The service I receive is fantastic. We are always asking for rushed quotes and expediting orders and Crystal Group always comes through for us. I am completely satisfied with Crystal Group so keep up the good work!"
"Crystal Group has worked with our subcontracts department to remove cost from the products we purchase, as well as making sure the quality is exactly what we want."
"Quick response, provides accurate data, works well with customer requirements."
"My customer wanted Crystal's product. Was a win-win. Great product and great customer service."
"Solid products, great customer support, superb CM."
"We chose Crystal because you have the best server in the market and outstanding customer service"
"Crystal produces top quality rugged servers and has an excellent track record for customer service."
"I have been very impressed with Crystal's customer support."
"Props to Crystal Group for making me a happy customer!"
"Crystal Group customer service has always been outstanding... keep up the good work!"